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Voting, Welfare and Registration: The Strange Fate of the État-Civil in French Africa, 1945–1960

Frederick Cooper

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1946, the French constitution made colonial subjects in Africa into citizens. Having been content to rule ‘tribes’ via their ‘chiefs’, at that point it had to track individuals entitled to vote ... More


Defining Citizenship, 1946–1956

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on a series of debates, largely conducted in Paris, in which African deputies participated vigorously but with considerable frustration over the design of the French Union: how ... More


Personal Status Law Reform

Benjamin Thomas White

in The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an account of the French attempts to reform personal status law in Syria, and also discuses their failure and what the controversy reveals about the much larger issues of state ... More


The Dignity and Capacities of Women as Equal Bearers of Human Rights

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter deals with one of the most challenging areas in interhuman relationships, namely, the treatment of women and religious minorities in Muslim societies. Although both women's rights and ... More


The Manorial System and its Legacy

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter outlines the most significant aspects of the medieval manorial system, and the form it took in north-east Norfolk. It examines the elements ... More


Maintenance and Obedience: A History of Personal Status Law in Egypt

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Discusses the issues in the film Uridu halan which, according to informants, aroused most empathy and acted as a catalyst for publicly exposing issues surrounding the reform of personal status law. ... More


Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Nadia Sonneveld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Egyptian women gained the unique right to divorce their husbands unilaterally through a procedure called khul'. This has been a controversial ... More


The ‘Khul̒ Law’ Criticized: The First Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Provides an examination of the written sources in the national media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to an analysis of the debate on khul', it presents an examination of reforms ... More


Status

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Personal status in post-Conquest England remained largely a matter of social and economic, rather than discretely legal, position. This chapter discusses hierarchies of status, men of higher status, ... More


Jewish Law in the State of Israel

Daniel Sinclair

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Rabbinical Courts, which are comprised of religious judges who rely largely on the traditional halakhah, have dominated the jurisdiction for various ... More


Challenging the Government’s Gender Discourse

Noga Efrati

in Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter continues the discussion of the women's movement in Iraq, examining its actions during the period after World War II, when the movement gained momentum as it expanded, grew stronger, and ... More


The Public Politics of the Private Realm

Nathan Brown

in Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190619428
eISBN:
9780190619459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion weaves together public and private concerns, making relations among family members a matter of public discussion and contestation. After some general reflections on the nature of personal ... More


Migrants at Work and the Division of Labour Law

Mark Freedland and Cathryn Costello (eds)

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

The chapter examines how migration law divides both the objectives and subjects of labour law. It divides the objectives of labour law, by privileging labour-supply purposes over work-protective ... More


Conclusion

in Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310782
eISBN:
9781846313141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313141.009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Frederick Douglass was confronted with the dilemma of representation in the complex social, cultural, and political milieu of the nineteenth-century Atlantic world. His Narrative of the Life of ... More


Islam and the State in Iraq: The Post-2003 Constitutions

Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The post-2003 period in Iraq saw the drafting of two constitutions in rapid succession. An interim constitution was drafted in 2003–2004 and a permanent constitution in 2005. Liberal-secularists were ... More


Remaking the Post-War Colonial Order

Dónal Hassett

in Mobilizing Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198831686
eISBN:
9780191869549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831686.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the question of colonial reform in interwar Algeria, asking how political actors sought to redefine their place within the imperial polity in the wake of the war. Through a ... More


Muslim Liberative Approaches and Legal Dilemmas Towards Gender Justice

Zayn Kassam

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For many Muslim women, their countries’ legal regimes are perceived as continuing to place them at a disadvantage due to their sex, primarily due to gendered assumptions based on the Qur’ān and the ... More


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