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Gender, religion, & family law: theorizing conflicts between women's rights and cultural traditions

Publisher: Brandeis || ISBN: 978-1611683264
Author: Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Type: Book
Date: 2013
Keywords: Gender, religion, family law, personal status laws, women's rights, cultural traditions
Location in CRTDA: The Machreq/Maghreb Gender Linking and Information Project (MACMAG GLIP) Library

This anthology brings together scholars and activists who are involved in work on Jewish law, Muslim law, Christian law and African customary law.  Using examples for several countries and religious communities, authors interrogate the utility of recent theoretical models for engaging with gender and multi-cultural conflicts.  They also explore contextual differences and analyze and celebrate stories of successful initiatives that have transformed legal and cultural norms to improve women’s lives.
 

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