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The Resource The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state, Iza R. Hussin

The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state, Iza R. Hussin

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The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state
Title
The politics of Islamic law
Title remainder
local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state
Statement of responsibility
Iza R. Hussin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Politics of Islamic Law, Iza Hussin compares India, Malaya, and Egypt during the British colonial period in order to trace the making and transformation of the contemporary category of 'Islamic law.' She demonstrates that not only is Islamic law not the shari'ah, its present institutional forms, substantive content, symbolic vocabulary, and relationship to state and society✹in short, its politics✹are built upon foundations laid during the colonial encounter. Drawing on extensive archival work in English, Arabic, and Malay✹from court records to colonial and local papers to private letters and visual material✹Hussin offers a view of politics in the colonial period as an iterative series of negotiations between local and colonial powers in multiple locations. She shows how this resulted in a paradox, centralizing Islamic law at the same time that it limited its reach to family and ritual matters, and produced a transformation in the Muslim state, providing the frame within which Islam is articulated today, setting the agenda for ongoing legislation and policy, and defining the limits of change. Combining a genealogy of law with a political analysis of its institutional dynamics, this book offers an up-close look at the ways in which global transformations are realized at the local level.--
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Hussin, Iza R
Dewey number
340.59
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic law
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
Label
The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state, Iza R. Hussin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Contexts -- The historical roots of a contemporary puzzle -- Mapping the transformation -- Part II. Treaties, trials and representations -- The irony of jurisdiction: whose law is Islamic law? -- Trying Islamic law : trials in and of Islamic law -- Making the Muslim state : Islamic law and the politics of representation -- Part III. The paradox of Islamic law -- The colonial politics of Islamic law -- The contemporary politics of Islamic law
Control code
FIEb17841331
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780226323343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919341701
Label
The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state, Iza R. Hussin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Contexts -- The historical roots of a contemporary puzzle -- Mapping the transformation -- Part II. Treaties, trials and representations -- The irony of jurisdiction: whose law is Islamic law? -- Trying Islamic law : trials in and of Islamic law -- Making the Muslim state : Islamic law and the politics of representation -- Part III. The paradox of Islamic law -- The colonial politics of Islamic law -- The contemporary politics of Islamic law
Control code
FIEb17841331
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780226323343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919341701

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