Gender, Family, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia (Gender and Globalization) (Hardcover)

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By Kenneth M. Cuno (Editor), Manisha Desai (Editor)
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The essays in this collection examine issues of family, gender, and law in the Middle East and South Asia. In particular, authors address the impact of colonialism on law and family and gender relations; the role of religious politics in writing family law and the implications for gender relations; and the tension between international standards emerging from UN conferenc-es and conventions and various nationalist projects. Employing the frame of globalization, the authors highlight how local and global forces interact and influence the experience and actions of people who the law.

In making a comparison between two quite similar and culturally linked non-western regions, contributors avoid positing "the West" as a modern telos. Drawing upon the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, and law, this volume offers a wide ranging exploration of the complicated history of jurisprudence with regard to family and gender.

About the Author


Kenneth M. Cuno is associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Manisha Desai is the director of Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780815632351
ISBN-10: 0815632355
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: December 30th, 2009
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: Gender and Globalization

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