Adjudication in Religious Family Laws: Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism, and Gender Equality in India

By: Gopika Solanki

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This book argues that the shared adjudication model in which the state splits its adjudicative authority with religious groups and other societal sources in the regulation of marriage can potentially balance cultural rights and gender equality. In this model the civic and religious sources of legal authority construct transmit and communicate heterogeneous notions of the conjugal family gender relations and religious membership within the interstices of state and society. In so doing they fracture the homogenized religious identities grounded in hierarchical gender relations within the conjugal family. The shared adjudication model facilitates diversity as it allows the construction of hybrid religious identities creates fissures in ossified group boundaries and provides institutional spaces for ongoing intersocietal dialogue. This pluralized legal sphere governed by ideologically diverse legal actors can thus increase gender equality and individual and collective legal mobilization by women effects institutional change.Printed Pages: 438 with 4 b/w illustrations & 4 Tables.

Title: Adjudication in Religious Family Laws: Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism, and Gender Equality in India

Author Name: Gopika Solanki

Categories: India, Religion, Law,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2011

ISBN: 1107023890

ISBN 13: 9781107023895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101473

Keywords: Adjudication in Religious Family Laws: Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism, and Gender Equality in India Gopika Solanki