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Women and Shari'a law: the impact of legal pluralism in the UK


Manea, Elham (2016). Women and Shari'a law: the impact of legal pluralism in the UK. London: I.B. Tauris.

Abstract

In response to recent media controversy and public debate about legal pluralism and multiculturalism, Manea argues against what she identifies as the growing tendency for people to be treated as 'homogenous groups' in Western academic discourse, rather than as individuals with authentic voices. Building on her knowledge of the situation for women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertakes first-hand analysis of the Islamic shari'a councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities. Based on meetings with the leading sheikhs - including the only woman on their panels - as well as interviews with experts on extremism, lawyers and activists in civil society and women's rights groups, Manea offers an impassioned critique of legal pluralism, connecting it with political Islam and detailing the lived experiences of women in Muslim communities.

Abstract

In response to recent media controversy and public debate about legal pluralism and multiculturalism, Manea argues against what she identifies as the growing tendency for people to be treated as 'homogenous groups' in Western academic discourse, rather than as individuals with authentic voices. Building on her knowledge of the situation for women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertakes first-hand analysis of the Islamic shari'a councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities. Based on meetings with the leading sheikhs - including the only woman on their panels - as well as interviews with experts on extremism, lawyers and activists in civil society and women's rights groups, Manea offers an impassioned critique of legal pluralism, connecting it with political Islam and detailing the lived experiences of women in Muslim communities.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rechtssystem, Pluralismus, Weltordnung, Religiöse Minderheit, Religionsausübung, Islam, Familienrecht, Gleichberechtigung, Frau, Fundamentalismus, Großbritannien
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:02 Dec 2016 07:44
Last Modified:02 Feb 2018 10:50
Publisher:I.B. Tauris
Series Name:Library of Islamic Law
Number of Pages:301
ISBN:978-1-78453-735-7
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/Law/Jurisprudence%20%20general%20issues/Systems%20of%20law/Islamic%20law/Women%20and%20Sharia%20Law%20The%20Impact%20of%20Legal%20Pluralism%20in%20the%20UK?menuitem={DFF51E2F-C0BA-4928-ACC4-415188DCDEE8} (Publisher)

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