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The trouble with marriage : feminists confront law and violence in India, Srimati Basu

Label
The trouble with marriage : feminists confront law and violence in India
Title
The trouble with marriage
Title remainder
feminists confront law and violence in India
Statement of responsibility
Srimati Basu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of family courts and other crime and mediation settings in India, Srimati Basu reevaluates Indian feminist theories of marriage, gender violence, and the role of the state. Basu argues that alternative dispute resolutions, originally designed to empower women in a less adversarial legal environment, have created new subjectivities but have also reinforced oppressive socioeconomic norms that leave women no better off, individually or collectively. This volume examines the extent to which feminist visions of divorce, rape, and domestic violence law in India empower women and finds, paradoxically, that these alternative ideas actually reinforce women's economic and social inequality.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basu, Srimati
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Marriage law
  • Women's rights
  • Rape
  • Family violence
Label
The trouble with marriage : feminists confront law and violence in India, Srimati Basu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) 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
Introduction : law, marriage and feminist reform -- Construction zones : marriage law in formation -- Beyond equivalence : on reading and speaking law -- Justice without lawyers? : living the family court experiment -- In sanity and in wealth : diagnosing conjugality and kinship -- Sexual property : rape and marriage conjoined -- Strategizing spaces : negotiating the violence out of domestic violence claims -- The trouble is marriage : conclusions and worries
Control code
FIEb17658809
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780520282445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884315792
Label
The trouble with marriage : feminists confront law and violence in India, Srimati Basu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-256) 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
Introduction : law, marriage and feminist reform -- Construction zones : marriage law in formation -- Beyond equivalence : on reading and speaking law -- Justice without lawyers? : living the family court experiment -- In sanity and in wealth : diagnosing conjugality and kinship -- Sexual property : rape and marriage conjoined -- Strategizing spaces : negotiating the violence out of domestic violence claims -- The trouble is marriage : conclusions and worries
Control code
FIEb17658809
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780520282445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884315792

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