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Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils

Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law

Authors: Bano, S.

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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.

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SAMIA BANO lectures in Family law, Gender and Law and Research Methods in Law at the University of Reading Law school, UK, where she was recently been appointed Deputy Director of Research. Samia is recognized as an international scholar in the field of Muslim family law, multiculturalism and gender discrimination. Before joining the law school at Reading Samia worked as a researcher on a number of projects in the area of legal policy and practice and gender equality.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Multiculturalism and Secularism in the British Context

    Pages 3-25

    Bano, Samia

  • South Asian Muslims and State-Law Relations

    Pages 26-53

    Bano, Samia

  • Background to the Study

    Pages 54-69

    Bano, Samia

  • Shari’ah Councils in Britain

    Pages 73-99

    Bano, Samia

  • Shari’ah Councils and the Practice of Law-Making

    Pages 100-141

    Bano, Samia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils
Book Subtitle
Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28385-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137283856
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22148-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30698-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 329
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