Married But Available (eBook)
Elite Polygamy In Urban Malaysia
Sobre o livro
Elite Malay womens polygamy narratives are multiple and varied, and their sentiments regarding the practice are conflicted, as they are often torn between personal and religious convictions. This volume explores the ways in which this increasingly prominent practice impacts Malay gender relations. As Muslims, elite Malay women may be forced to accept polygamy, but they mostly condemn it as women and wives, as it forces them to manage their lives and loves under the threat of polygamy from a husband able to marry another woman without their knowledge or consent; a husband that is married but available.