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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This paper aims to examine the socially and culturally constructed nature or the issue of Mehriyeh among women grappling with the issue in Shiraz, Iran. More specifically, the study aims at the understandings, reasons and purposes of women to ask over their Mehriyeh, while they have it in mind getting divorced. This study, epistemologically, enjoys a social constructionist perspective for approaching the issue and, methodologically, draws on a qualitative approach for gathering/making and analyzing data. J,1 order of gathering data, twenty-six in-depth interviews were done with wives who had difficulties for receiving their Mehriyeh. Interviews were witnessed many difficulties in terms of feasibility. For instance, all interviews were done in a public place in Shiraz in two months. The findings of the research are evidence for heterogeneity of the issue of Mehriyeh in terms of roots, forms. and consequences. The interviewed women thought of Mehriyeh as a tool to defend their rights and autonomy and recover their styles of life. Moreover, handling the issues of Mehriyeh entails review and re-formulation of the laws to be improved the condition of marriage and divorce, women said.