This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It illustrates the way culture controls women's place in the world and how cultural constraints are not limited to any one culture, country, ethnicity, race, class or status. Written by scholars from a wide range of specialists in law, sociology, anthropology, popular and cultural studies, history, communications, film and sex and gender, this study provides an authoritative take on different cultures, cultural demands and constraints, contradictions and requirements for conformity generating conflict.
Women, Law and Culture is distinctive because it recognises that no particular culture singles out women for 'special' treatment, rules and requirements; rather, all do. Highlighting the way law and culture are intimately intertwined, impacting on women – whatever their country and social and economic status – this book will be of great interest to scholars of law, women’s and gender studies and media studies.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Jocelynne A. Scutt is a Barrister and Human Rights Lawyer, member of the Inner Temple (London) and Victorian Bar (Melbourne), and Visiting Professor and Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Buckingham, UK, where she teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, and Sex, Gender and Minorities in Law.
Table of Contents
Part I: Identity & Representation.- 1. 'It’s Time to Go' 'You're Fired'.- 2. Modern Laws, Human Rights and Marginalisation of Courtesan and Transgender Performers in India.- 3. Targeting Muslims Through Women's Dress.- 4. The Asymmetrical Representation of Gender in Islamic Family Law.- 5. War, Conflict and Gender Ideologies.- Part II: Place & Space.- 6. Woman as Cabbage to Women as Prime Ministers and Presidents.- 7. Accessing Urban Public Space for a Livelihood.- 8. 'No Place Like Home'.- 9. Defending Your Country … and Gender.- 10. 'No Place for a Woman'.- Part II: Bodily & Psychic Integrity.- 11. 'For the Husband is the Head of the Wife': Ephesians 5cDonald, Seeking Equality