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Should Church and State Be Joined at the Altar? Women's Rights and the Multicultural Dilemma

Ayelet Shachar

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first section of this chapter (Women and family law) demonstrates why women living in minority groups are more vulnerable than men to maltreatment in the family‐law context. In the second ... More


Family Law Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the sub‐area of Family Law Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of policies found in the 13 countries ... More


The Paradox of Multicultural Vulnerability: Individual Rights, Identity Groups, and the State

Ayelet Shachar

in Multicultural Questions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296102
eISBN:
9780191599583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829610X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ayelet Shachar is a good deal less ‘catholic’, pointing at the losses in individual rights that multicultural accommodation may entail. She calls a ‘paradox of multicultural vulnerability’ a ... More


Introduction

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter takes a brief look at family law in the United States as it changed over twentieth century and the start of the twenty-first. “Family law” refers to a particular branch of ... More


The Voice of a Child in Family Law Disputes

Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199237791
eISBN:
9780191717222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237791.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book examines whether and how children should be involved in the process of resolving family law disputes. Although there is widespread acceptance in the Western world that the views of children ... More


The Extended Family: Elder Law and the Law of Inheritance

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter deals with the complexities of succession, specifically in the ways money is shared with other members of the family. Family members not only earn money from work; some family members ... More


Children's Participation in Court Proceedings when Parents Divorce or Separate: Legal Constructions and Lived Experiences

E. Kay, M. Tisdall, and F. Morrison

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Children's participation generally — and children's participation in court proceedings when their parents divorce or separate specifically — has gained considerable policy and practice prominence. In ... More


Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. The book shows how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American ... More


The semiotics of women’s human rights in iran

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines various types of coded sign systems that, when decoded contextually and from the point of view of cultural peculiarities known to Iranians, reveal hidden realities about women's ... More


Family Law, Family Authority

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on family law in the 19th century discusses the courts used for family disputes, private and public provision in law touching the family, the husband as patriarch, property during a ... More


Into the Void

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter returns to the history of family law and the changes it has undergone throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Traditional morality has suffered serious defeats. ... More


The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII 1820-1914 Fields of Development is one of three volumes devoted to that period of relative peace across Europe running from the ... More


Family Law: The Search for Equality

Chibli Mallat

in Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230495
eISBN:
9780191710926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230495.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces family law from the point of view of legislative reform and the position of women in the legal system. The central thesis sees Alexis de Tocqueville's concept of the ‘age of ... More


Multicultural Interlegality? Negotiating Family Law in the Context of Muslim Legal Pluralism in the UK

Samia Bano

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter draws upon debates about the concepts of ‘interlegality’ and ‘multicultural interlegality’, to analyze the ways in which Muslim legal pluralism in matters of family law are negotiated ... More


“Popular” Political Islam: Representations and Discourses

Joseph Chinyong Liow

in Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377088
eISBN:
9780199869527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377088.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter takes the discussion beyond the boundaries of mainstream party politics and systematically sets out the debates in the civil sphere that have both engaged and countered the discourse of ... More


Foreign Elements in Family Disputes

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The pragmatic, utilitarian thrust of English private international law in the 19th century meant an absence of commitment either to territory or to person as the presumptive organizing idea of the ... More


Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga: The Hindu Law of Inheritance in Bengal

Ludo Rocher (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138177
eISBN:
9780199834594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138171.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is a translation of a twelfth‐century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dāyabhāga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. It is important because the ... More


Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Göran Lind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive analysis of common law marriage. Part I provides a cultural and historical history of the subject, from Ancient Roman Law to Medieval Canon Law, and analyzes the ... More


Traditional Law: The Patriarchal Family and Pressures for Change

William G. Wagner

in Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204473
eISBN:
9780191676291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the Imperial family law as being partial to the patriarchal family, i.e., practicing principles of patriarchal authority, unequal status, and patrilineal kinship. It provides a ... More


The Modern Law of Estoppel

Elizabeth Cooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198262220
eISBN:
9780191714412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The law of estoppel by representation concerns those critical circumstances when the law will not allow a person to go back on what he has previously said. It might also be called the law of ... More


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