Unholy Matrimony? Feminism, Orientalism, and the Possibility of Double Critique

  title={Unholy Matrimony? Feminism, Orientalism, and the Possibility of Double Critique},
  author={Juliet Williams},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={611 - 632}
  • Juliet Williams
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
I was first introduced to the idea of sigheh by the woman who would one day become my mother-in-law. Although I had known her son Ali for only a few months, he and I had just made the precipitous decision to move in together. As Ali prepared to make his weekly phone call to Tehran to share the news with his mother, I found myself worried. I had never met Ali’s mother in person, and because at the time I spoke no Farsi and she almost no English, we had struggled merely to exchange cursory… Expand
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