Women, Law and Culture

Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Editors: Scutt, Jocelynne A. (Ed.)

  • Offers contributions from a wide range of theoretical disciplines: gender studies, women's studies, law, media studies, anthropology and sociology
  • Offers an authoritative international viewpoint on the treatment of women in society
  • Questions the intersectional position of women in different cultures around the world 
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This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It illustrates the way culture controls women's place in the world and how cultural constraints are not limited to any one culture, country, ethnicity, race, class or status. Written by scholars from a wide range of specialists in law, sociology, anthropology, popular and cultural studies, history, communications, film and sex and gender, this study provides an authoritative take on different cultures, cultural demands and constraints, contradictions and requirements for conformity generating conflict.
Women, Law and Culture is distinctive because it recognises that no particular culture singles out women for 'special' treatment, rules and requirements; rather, all do. Highlighting the way law and culture are intimately intertwined, impacting on women – whatever their country and social and economic status – this book will be of great interest to scholars of law, women’s and gender studies and media studies. 

About the authors

Jocelynne A. Scutt is a Barrister and Human Rights Lawyer, member of the Inner Temple (London) and Victorian Bar (Melbourne), and Visiting Professor and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Buckingham, UK, where she teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, and Sex, Gender and Minorities in Law.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scutt, Jocelynne A.

    Pages 1-14

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  • ‘It’s Time to Go!’ ‘You’re Fired’: Australian Big Brother (2005) and Britain’s The Apprentice (2014)

    Joyce, Robin

    Pages 17-33

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  • Modern Laws, Human Rights and Marginalisation of Courtesan and Transgender Performers in India

    Morcom, Anna

    Pages 35-50

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  • Targeting Muslims Through Women’s Dress: The Niqab and the Psychological War against Muslims

    Edwards, Susan S. M.

    Pages 51-68

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  • The Asymmetrical Representation of Gender in Islamic Family Law

    Shehada, Nahda

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Law and Culture
Book Subtitle
Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict
Editors
  • Jocelynne A. Scutt
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44938-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44938-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44937-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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