Law Power and Culture

Author: Fauzia Knight
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137497548
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A fresh theory on how individuals respond to inequalities occurring within their own communities. This original and insightful study draws on empirical research on the Santal people of Asia, examining power relations within social fields, and the state, to reveal a typology of power practices, and applies these to forced marriage in the West.

Practicing Ethnography in Law

Author: J. Starr
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137065737
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Practicing Ethnography in Law brings together a selection of top scholars in legal anthropology, social sciences, and law to delineate the state of the art in ethnographic research strategies. Each of these original essays addresses a particular set of analytical problems and uses these problems to explore issues of ethnographic technique, research methodology, and the theoretical underpinnings of ethnographic legal studies. Subjects explored include the relationship between legal and feminist scholarship, between law and the media, law and globalization, and the usefulness of a wide variety of research techniques: comparative, linguistic, life-history, interview, and archival. This volume will serve as a guide for students who are designing their own research projects, for scholars who are newly exploring the possibilities of ethnographic research, and for experienced ethnographers who are engaged with methodological issues in light of current theoretical developments. The book will be essential reading for courses in anthropological methods, legal anthropology, and sociology and law.

Chiefs in South Africa

Author: Barbara Oomen
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 0852558805
Format: PDF
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Examines the role of customary law and 'traditional' authority in contemporary South Africa.

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development

Author: Wendy Harcourt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137382732
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With original and engaging contributions, this Handbook confirms feminist scholarship in development studies as a vibrant research field. It reveals the diverse ways that feminist theory and practice inform and shape gender analysis and development policies, bridging generations of feminists from different institutions, disciplines and regions.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History

Author: A. Iriye
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349740306
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Written and edited by many of the world's foremost scholars of transnational history, this Dictionary challenges readers to look at the contemporary world in a new light. Contains over 400 entries on transnational subjects such as food, migration and religion, as well as traditional topics such as nationalism and war.

Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe

Author: A. Santos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137296402
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This book explores the relationship between social movements, sexual citizenship and change in Southern Europe. Providing a comparative analysis about LGBT issues in Italy, Spain and Portugal, it discusses how activism can generate legal, political and cultural impact in post-dictatorial, Catholic and EU-focused countries.

Global Civil Society 2011

Author: H. Seckinelgin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230303803
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Global Civil Society 2011 combines activist and academic accounts of contemporary struggles to promote, negotiate and deliver justice in a global frame without a central authority. In their engagement with cultural diversity and their networked communication the contributors rethink and remake justice beyond the confines of the nation state.

Muslim Women and Shari ah Councils

Author: S. Bano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283858
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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.

Gendering the European Union

Author: G. Abels
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230353290
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An exploration of European integration as seen through a gender lens. This book looks at integration theories, institutional relationships, enlargement, the development of gender law and the role of formal actors, scholars and expert networks in the EU policy-making process. With a focus on gender mainstreaming as a new approach to gender policy.