Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils: Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law (Hardcover)

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Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils: Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law (Hardcover)

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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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230221482
ISBN-10: 0230221483
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 14th, 2012
Pages: 329
Language: English