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Personal Autonomy and Cultural Tradition: The Arranged Marriage Debate in Britain

Monique Deveaux

in Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199289790
eISBN:
9780191711022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the ways in which particular liberal notions of personal autonomy sit uneasily with certain cultural practices, especially those of ‘traditional’ or nonliberal groups. It argues ... More


Preston v. Matthews, 1695

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on forced marriage, focusing on the case Preston v. Matthews which was filed in 1695. The case involved agricultural labourer Richard Preston and maidservant Mary ... More


The Churchwardens of Hingham v. The Churchwardens of Snettisham, 1713

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on forced marriage by the parish in England, focusing on the case Churchwardens of Hingham v. Churchwardens of Snettisham which was filed in 1713. This case ... More


Houghton v. Cash, 1703

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on forced marriage by a seducer or suitor, focusing on the court case Houghton v. Cash which was filed in 1703. The case involved James Cash who allegedly seduced ... More


Maidens and Harlots: ‘Moral’ Legislation, 1901–1912

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the administration's legislations and problems to regulate marriage and sexual practices in the African community. The code of ‘native law’ was drafted in order to facilitate ... More


Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Monica Mookherjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The book contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a ... More


Plural Autonomy – Force, Endorsement and Cultural Diversity

Monica Mookherjee

in Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the issues of plural autonomy and cultural diversity, focusing on the British debate on forced marriage. It argues in defence of universal normative commitment to individual ... More


Policing Forced Marriages Among Pakistanis in the United Kingdom

Stefano Bonino

in Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474401128
eISBN:
9781474418683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 10 addresses the emotive subject of forced marriages in one ethnic community in the UK in the context of human trafficking. It highlights that forced marriage entails the abuse and ... More


Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Road to Divorce explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms ... More


July 2011: Families in Fear

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Explores the recent enactment of two pieces of legislation: the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011 which makes it a criminal offence to breach any interdict that contains a power of arrest, and the ... More


Hooper v. Fazas, 1690

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a second case study on forced marriage, focusing on the court case Hooper v. Fazas which was filed in 1690. The case involved middle-aged widow Lucy Hooper and her younger ... More


Forced Marriage and Sexual Enslavement: Debating Consent, Custom, and the Law at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Forced Marriage, or sexual enslavement, was a second war crime added to the growing archive of international criminal law during the 1990s, with some of the earliest convictions obtained at the ... More


Child rights, culture and exploitation: UK experiences of child trafficking

Bokhari Farhat and Kelly Emma

in Child slavery now: A contemporary reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426109
eISBN:
9781447301714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426109.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter analyses the grounded experience of children trafficked into the United Kingdom, including those – such as an identifiable group of girls and young women – who are then trafficked on ... More


October 2005: Tales from the Court

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Four Court of Session cases of some interest: Wetherhill v Sheikh 2005 Fam LR 7, which might have proved the nail in the coffin for the concept of marriage by cohabitation with habit and repute; ... More


Bearers of tradition or oppressed minority?:1 women as citizens

Shailja Sharma

in Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France: In the Hyphen of the Nation-State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993993
eISBN:
9781526121028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993993.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the special position women hold in a discussion of minority rights. They are seen as victims who need rescuing or as sexual exotic beings. This was as true under colonialism as ... More


Estimating the prevalence of forced marriage in England

Peter Keogh, Anne Kazimirski, Susan Purdon, and Ruth Maisey

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In the UK context, forced marriage is seen as a source of family trouble that is unacceptable and illegal, but this chapter suggests that it may be poorly understood by professionals. A detailed ... More


Child Marriage in the United States

Aditi Wahi-Singh and Kristen Zaleski

in Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190927097
eISBN:
9780190927127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927097.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

According to the United Nations, child marriage often is a result of gender bias and discrimination by families that choose boys over girls to pursue education. Advocates argue that early marriage ... More


Rethinking Honor in Regard to Human RightsAn Educational Imperative in Troubled Times

Unni Wikan

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the deadly results of the failure to seriously engage, critique, and outlaw cultural practices that violate an individual's human rights. It examines the ‘honour killing’ of ... More


Where Violence and Love Meet: Honour and Italian Society

Niamh Cullen

in Love, Honour, and Jealousy: An Intimate History of the Italian Economic Miracle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198840374
eISBN:
9780191875953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840374.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter is an exploration of southern customs of love, courtship, and marriage. The notion of honour, strong in the southern regions and particularly Sicily and Calabria at least up to the late ... More


Dealing with Monks

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on direct contact between Khmer communists and Buddhist monks. After providing some background on the communists' first formal contacts with the monks as well as the struggles ... More


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