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- DescriptionIn many regions of the world, rights guaranteed under the civil law, including rights to gender equality within marriage and rights in the distribution of family property and child custody upon divorce, are in conflict with the principles of religious law. Women's rights issues are often at the heart of these tensions, which present pressing challenges for theorists, lawyers, and policymakers. This anthology brings together leading scholars and activists doing invative work in Jewish law, Muslim law, Christian law, and African customary law. Using examples drawn from a variety of nations and religions, they interrogate the utility of recent theoretical models for engaging with gender and multicultural conflicts, explore contextual differences, and analyze and celebrate stories of successful initiatives that have transformed legal and cultural rms to improve women's lives.
- Author BiographyLISA FISHBAYN JOFFE is director of the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute of Brandeis University. SYLVIA NEIL is a lecturer in law at University of Chicago Law School, where she teaches courses on religion, law, and politics.
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication11/12/2012
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of New England
- Weight635 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Edited byLisa Fishbayn Joffe,Sylvia Neil
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