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After Secular Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert A. Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Many people today place great hope in law as a vehicle for the transformation of society and accept that law is autonomous, universal, and above all, secular. Yet recent scholarship has called into ... More


Nationalism, Recognition, and Family Formation

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Centralizing states appropriated the authority of kin groups and ethnic and religious institutions over family life to varying degrees. The ways they regulated family and intimacy did not depend on ... More


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