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Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

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By: Debra Majeed

Volume: 3 Issue: 12

December 2015

Review by:

Chiara Sebastiani, PhD

University of Bologna

Bologna, Italy

In a globalized world in which basic the structures of human societies — including family, man-woman relationships, parenthood and gender – are critically viewed in public discourse and factually challenged by innovative legal arrangements — polygyny still appears a kind of taboo, more appropriate a subject for political condemnation than one for academic inquiry. Debra Majeed’s book is thus a groundbreaking contribution for several reasons. First, it reframes the topic right from start with her…

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