Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils

Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law
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ISBN-13:
9781137283856
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
329
Autor:
S. Bano
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.
PART I: CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND Multiculturalism and Secularism in the British Context South Asian Muslims and State Law Relations Background to the Study PART II: SHARI'AH COUNCILS AND WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF MUSLIM DIVORCE Shari'ah Councils in Britain Shari'ah Councils and the Practice of Law-making Personal Experiences of Marriage Muslim Women, Divorce and Shari'ah Councils Shari'ah Councils and Civil law Conclusion: Justice in the 'Shadow of Law'?
Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.

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