Gender, Religion, and Family Law

Gender, Religion, and Family Law

Theorizing Conflicts Between Women's Rights and Cultural Traditions

eBook - 2012
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University Press of New England
Groundbreaking theoretical and legal approaches to resolving conflicts between gender equality and cultural practices
In many regions of the world, women's rights are at the heart of tensions between a commitment to tolerance of religious diversity, enshrined in civil laws, and respect for the rights of the individual, as understood within particularistic religious or cultural custom. These conflicts present pressing challenges for theorists, lawyers, and policymakers. This anthology brings together leading scholars and activists in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian law, and African customary law, who interrogate the utility of recent theoretical models, explore contextual differences, and analyze and celebrate stories of successful initiatives that have transformed legal and cultural norms.

Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781611683271
1611683270
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Neil, Sylvia
Joffe, Lisa Fishbayn

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