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The Resource Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar, Elke E. Stockreiter American University, Washington, DC, (electronic resource)

Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar, Elke E. Stockreiter American University, Washington, DC, (electronic resource)

Label
Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar
Title
Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar
Statement of responsibility
Elke E. Stockreiter American University, Washington, DC
Title variation
Islamic Law, Gender & Social Change in Post-Abolition Zanzibar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the abolition of slavery in 1897, Islamic courts in Zanzibar (East Africa) became central institutions where former slaves negotiated socioeconomic participation. By using difficult-to-read Islamic court records in Arabic, Elke Stockreiter reassesses the workings of these courts as well as gender and social relations in Zanzibar Town during British colonial rule (1890–1963). She shows how Muslim judges maintained their autonomy within the sphere of family law and describes how they helped advance the rights of women, ex-slaves, and other marginalised groups. As was common in other parts of the Muslim world, women usually had to buy their divorce. Thus, Muslim judges played important roles as litigants negotiated moving up the social hierarchy, with ethnicisation increasingly influencing all actors. Drawing on these previously unexplored sources, this study investigates how Muslim judges both mediated and generated discourses of inclusion and exclusion based on social status rather than gender.--
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Stockreiter, Elke
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Women's rights
  • Women's rights
  • Civil rights
  • Justice, Administration of (Islamic law)
  • Islamic law
  • Women
  • Minorities
  • Zanzibar
Label
Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar, Elke E. Stockreiter American University, Washington, DC, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107261440
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107261440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107048416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904506959
Label
Islamic law, gender, and social change in post-abolition Zanzibar, Elke E. Stockreiter American University, Washington, DC, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107261440
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107261440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107048416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904506959

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