Debating Sharia : Islam, gender politics, and family law arbitration / edited by Anna C. Korteweg and Jennifer A. Selby.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Toronto, Ont. ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
  • ©2012
Description
1 online resource (xii, 397 pages.)

Details

Subject(s)
Editor
Summary note
  • "When the Islamic Institute of Civil Justice announced it would begin offering Sharia-based services in Ontario, a subsequent provincial government review gave qualified support for religious arbitration. However, the ensuing debate inflamed the passions of a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim groups, garnered worldwide attention, and led to a ban on religiously based family law arbitration in the province. Debating Sharia sheds light on how Ontario's Sharia debate of 2003-2006 exemplified contemporary concerns regarding religiosity in the public sphere and the place of Islam in Western nation states.
  • Focusing on the legal ramifications of Sharia law in the context of rapidly changing Western liberal democracies, Debating Sharia approaches the issue from a variety of methodological perspectives, including policy and media analysis, fieldwork, feminist examinations of the portrayals of Muslim women, and theoretical examinations of religion, Sharia, and the law. This volume is an important read for those who grapple with ethnic and religio-cultural diversity while remaining committed to religious freedom and women's equality."--Pub. desc.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Other title(s)
Islam, gender politics, and family law arbitration
ISBN
  • 9781442694439 (electronic bk.)
  • 1442694432 (electronic bk.)
Tech. report no.
JSTOR purchased
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view