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Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages
June 13, 2019 - June 14, 2019
This international workshop is part of the ERC-funded research project “Problematizing ‘Muslim Marriages’: Ambiguities and Contestations.”
With “multiple materialities” we revisit and bring together two fields of anthropological research. On the one hand, we engage with a research tradition that investigates the conclusion of marriages as part of processes of production and reproduction. On the other hand, we include how artifacts function as the tangible materialization of concepts, values, ethics, aesthetics, desires and aspirations. In other words, we address both practices people engage in and the work things do. The focus of this workshop is on three enactments of materiality: the provider (nafaqa; and inheritance, mirath), the dower (mahr) and marriage festivities (haflat).
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