The House of Obedience
Women in Arab Society

Minces, Juliette
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  112pp   ISBN:  0-86232-063-1
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19701

The House of Obedience is about women in the Arab world who are still largely subject to a traditional set of beliefs and customs employed to justify a multiplicity of practices against them. The veil, physical mutiliation, forced marriage, incarceration in the home, repudiation and polygamy are manifestations of this commitment to a tradional lifestyle, with the Islamic concept of the family as its keystone.