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Inheritance Unbound: The Politics of Personal Law Reform in Pakistan and India

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the constitutional and political dimensions of formal legal change in Pakistan and India. The process of change referred to is one with an explicitly ‘religious’ dimensions: in ... More


Signifying Otherwise: Liveability and Language

Nathan Gies

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reads Judith Butler’s engagements with Emmanuel Levinas, showing how those encounters extend and radicalize (rather than, as many critics have assumed, retreat from) the political charge ... More


The Limits of Liberation

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the era of black and gay liberation, activists attempted to forge coalitions that only temporarily provided space for black gay men. The Black Panthers fleetingly supported gay causes while ... More


Federal Politics and the Creation of New States

Louise Tillin

in Remapping India: New States and Their Political Origins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199336036
eISBN:
9780199388172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336036.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the national logic that complemented developments at the regional and state levels. The chapter recounts the story from when the BJP formed its first central government in May ... More


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