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Legal Issues for Islamic Marriage and Divorce

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter opens with a discussion of the 2010 Oklahoma Referendum which vividly demonstrates public fears and misapprehensions about “shari’a law.” One such misapprehension is the belief ... More


Introduction

SANFORD N. KATZ

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264346
eISBN:
9780191718502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264346.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter discusses the developments in family law during the last half of the 20th century. It highlights milestones such as the American Bar Association's recognition of family law ... More


Victory of Symbol Over Substance: Final Phase of the Hindu Code Bill Controversy

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The process of culmination of the debate in the political sphere tracing the developments relating to the Hindu Code Bill during 1952 to 1956 is dealt with in this chapter of the book. This phase ... More


My Little Girl Wife: The Transformation of Childhood and Marriage in the Late Nineteenth Century

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the later nineteenth century, ideas about childhood and about marriage had undergone significant transformations in the United States, especially among the middle class. Children were now seen as ... More


A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


8 A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


The Rise of the State as a Sympathetic Liberal Subject in Hardy's The Woodlanders

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Thomas Hardy's novel of rural life, The Woodlanders, locates the effects of late Victorian state fantasy in the hinterlands of the nation, denaturalizing a process that was ... More


Bandits, Collaborators, and Wives and Concubines: Criminal and Civil Justice in the Republican Era, 1912–1949

Xiaoqun Xu

in Heaven Has Eyes: Law and Justice in Chinese History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190060046
eISBN:
9780190060077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060046.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

Chapter 6 provides concrete cases in criminal and civil justice to flesh out the effects and defects of the reforms during the Republic (1912–1949). For criminal justice, it looks into how robbers ... More


Women Working Longer: Increased Employment at Older Ages

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532509
eISBN:
9780226532646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532646.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

American women in their sixties and seventies are working more now than ever. Their increased participation at older ages started in the late 1980s, before the turnaround in older men’s labor force ... More


Late Twentieth-Century Controversies in Sexual Ethics, Gender, and Ordination

Lesley Orr

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

During the second half of the twentieth century, a seismic shift in outlook, norms, behaviours, and laws transformed Western societies, particularly in relation to sexuality and gender relations. ... More


A State Is Born

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter presents the stormy beginnings of the Israeli state. On May 14, 1948, just a few hours before the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment ... More


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