Maha A. Z. Yamani is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Saudi lawyer."The first academic source of its kind, the purpose of this book is to shed light on the often misunderstood situation of polygamy in modern Saudi Arabia. Through a unique series of local interviews with both men and women involved in polygamy, both maritally and professionally, the author invites the reader into the homes and personal lives of the people directly affected.
The result is a moving, candid examination of the frame of mind, impulses, incentives, reasons and circumstances that drive individuals towards polygamy, as well as the social, legal, economic and emotional consequences that inevitably follow."--BOOK JACKET.
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