Muslim women navigating marriage
A study of women in Northeast Morocco and Dutch Moroccan and Turkish women in the Netherlands.
Storms, O. (2016). Muslim women navigating marriage. A study of women in Northeast Morocco and Dutch Moroccan and Turkish women in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: VU.
Proefschrift VU Amsterdam, 1 december 2016.
The subject of this article-based thesis is the position of Muslim women as debated in social sciences and in political and public debates, a position which is most frequently debated these days through marriage.
Within the contexts of Morocco and the Netherlands, where the issues surrounding marriage are highly debated, is described how individual women navigate marriage. The chapters in this thesis address a variety of topics related to these two central themes: Muslim women and marriage.
In this thesis the following central question is posed:
How do Muslim women in Northeast Morocco and Dutch Turkish and Moroccan women in the Netherlands navigate marriage?
Part One of the thesis is set in Morocco and addresses the following aspects surrounding marriage: consanguineous marriage, forced abandonment of women and children and divorce.
Part Two, situated in the Netherlands, discusses cousin marriage among Dutch Moroccan and Dutch Turkish women.