Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning / Edition 1
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Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning / Edition 1

by John R. Bowen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521531896

ISBN-13: 9780521531894

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Muslims currently struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws (including those derived from Islam, as well as contemporary ideas about gender equality and law) in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country. John Bowen explores their struggle through archival and ethnographic research and interviews with national religious and

Overview

Muslims currently struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws (including those derived from Islam, as well as contemporary ideas about gender equality and law) in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country. John Bowen explores their struggle through archival and ethnographic research and interviews with national religious and legal figures. His book relates to debates in any society where people struggle to live together with extreme differences in values and lifestyles and is welcomed by scholars and students in all branches of the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531894
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Village Repertoires: 1. Law, religion and pluralism; 2. Adat's local inequalities; 3. Remapping Adat; Part II. Reasoning Legally through Scripture: 4. The contours of the courts; 5. The judicial history of 'consensus'; 6. The poisoned gift; 7. Historicizing scripture, justifying equality; Part III. Governing Muslims through Family: 8. Whose word is law?; 9. Gender equality in the family?; 10. Justifying religious boundaries; 11. Public reasoning across cultural pluralism.

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