Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania

Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780253025357
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2017
  • 204 pagina's
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When, where, why, and by whom is law used to force desired social change in the name of justice? Why has culture come to be seen as inherently oppressive to women? In this finely crafted book, Dorothy L. Hodgson examines the history of legal ideas and institutions in Tanzania from customary law to human rights as specific forms of justice that often reflect elite ideas about gender, culture, and social change. Drawing on evidence from Maasai communities, she explores how the legacies of colonial law-making continue to influence contemporary efforts to create laws, codify marriage, criminalize FGM, and contest land grabs by state officials. Despite the easy dismissal by elites of the priorities and perspectives of grassroots women, she shows how Maasai women have always had powerful ways to confront and challenge injustice that express their priorities and reveal the limits of rights-based legal ideals.

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Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture speaks to a wide range of disciplines and should find pride of place in our curricula. * African Studies Review * Hodgson's book is both rich in detail and broad in its implications for understanding struggles for justice for marginalised groups. It deserves the attention of students and scholars of African studies, anthropology, history, political science and women's and gender studies. * Journal of Modern African Studies * Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture makes a significant contribution to the study of law in East Africa and elsewhere among colonized peoples, and it should be required reading not only for academics interested in such matters but for activists and policymakers. * American Anthropologist *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
maart 2017
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22,9 x 15,2 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
204 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
22 jaar
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Nee

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Auteur
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Uitgever
Indiana University Press

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9780253025357

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Subtitel
From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania
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1HFGT
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JBSF11

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