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Anthropology and Islamic Law  

John R. Bowen

Online publication date:
Oct 2015
The anthropology of Islamic law is concerned centrally with observing and analyzing practices governed by explicit norms that are given Islamic justification, from commercial transactions ... More

Families  

Mavis MacLean

Print publication date:
Nov 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Family Law
Family laws concern relationships, belief, and values, and reflect the social diversities as well as a dynamic nature. This article analyses the relationship between family and the state ... More

Families  

John Dewar

Print publication date:
Jun 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Family Law
Family law is largely an aggregation of instrumental legislation, designed to achieve specific social and political purposes. Unlike disciplines that take a legal concept as its ... More

The Incorporation of Shariʿa in North America: Enforcing the Mahr to Combat Women’s Poverty Post-relationship Dissolution  

Natasha Bakht

Online publication date:
Sep 2015
This article examines the shariʿa debate in North America, particularly the argument that shariʿa must be banned in Canada and the United States based on the belief that Islam is a threat ... More

Islamic Law in Post-revolutionary Iran  

Antonia Fraser Fujinaga

Online publication date:
Jan 2016
This article examines Islamic law in post-revolutionary Iran, with particular emphasis on areas where Islamic and Iranian law intersect. Before discussing the various manifestations of ... More

Islamic Law in Western Europe  

Mathias Rohe

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
This article is divided into three parts. The first part provides a short overview on the history of Islamic law in Western Europe. The second part explains in some detail the different ... More

Marriage Rights and Religious Exemptions in the United States  

Leslie Griffin

Online publication date:
May 2017
Subject:
Law, Family Law
After providing background on the law of marriage in the United States, this article examines the numerous religious exemptions—solemnization exemptions, religious-organization exemptions, ... More

Parental Responsibility, Hyper-parenting, and the Role of Technology  

Jonathan Herring

Print publication date:
Jul 2017
Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Subject:
Law, Family Law
This chapter explores the impact of technology on parenthood. It draws out some of the themes raised by the genetic enhancement debate, arguing that they reflect some of the current themes ... More

Population, Reproduction, and Family  

Sheila A.M. McLean

Print publication date:
Jul 2017
Online publication date:
Feb 2017
Both at national and international level, the right to reproduce and form a family has considerable personal and social implications. The policies that underpin the regulatory approach in ... More

Shari’a in Australia  

Abdullah Saeed

Online publication date:
Oct 2015
This article examines the place of “shari’a law” in Australian society, where Muslims are a minority. It begins by considering a paradox: some aspects of shari’a are viewed positively, ... More

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