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|Author||: H. Brook|
|Total Pages||: 257|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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Conjugal Rites explores the legal shape of marriage as it has been determined by countless decisions concerning entry and exit into the ancient rite. Heather Brook examines the countless rules and protocols governing marriage that make it valid in the eyes of the law. She argues that the various sexual performatives associated with marriage can establish, reinforce, or rupture conjugal unity while exploring the historical and politcal regulations and prohibitions marriage has faced. Brook unites past and present, public and private, to investigate the changing meanings and effects of conjugality, and challenge the way we think about sex, gender and relationships.
|Author||: Robin Fretwell Wilson|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 135|
Download Reconceiving the Family Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This 2006 book provides a critical examination of and reflection on the American Law Institute's (ALI) Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations ('Principles'), arguably the most sweeping proposal for family law reform attempted in the US over the last quarter century. The volume is a collaborative work of individuals from diverse perspectives and disciplines who explore the fundamental questions about the nature of family, parenthood, and child support. The contributors are all recognized authorities on aspects of family law and provide commentary on the principles examined by the ALI - fault, custody, child support, property division, spousal support and domestic partnerships, utilizing a wide range of analytical tools, including economic theory, constitutional law, social science data and linguistic analysis. This volume also includes the perspectives of US judges and legislators and leading family law scholars in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia.
|Author||: Tanika Sarkar|
|Publsiher||: Indiana University Press|
|Total Pages||: 290|
Download Hindu Wife Hindu Nation Community Religion and Cultural Nationalism Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
What are the major Hindu ideas and traditions of India that have shaped dominant conceptions of womanhood, domesticity, wifeliness, mothering, and of India as a "Hindu" nation? Tanika Sarkar analyzes literary and social traditions; the elite voices and popular culture that helped create the lived reality of north India today. She explores the proto-nationalist novels of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya as well as scandal literature, rumors, women's memoirs, and the popular press of colonial times for the "subaltern" ideas that have shaped contemporary India. Sarkar also examines the way earlier Indian religious traditions of saintliness, sacrifice, heroism, and warfare are being subverted or transformed by militant and fundamentalist forms of Hinduism.
|Author||: Marie-Françoise Alamichel|
|Publsiher||: Peter Lang|
|Total Pages||: 357|
Download Widows in Anglo Saxon and Medieval Britain Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This volume provides a comprehensive study of widowhood in Medieval Britain based on literary and historical sources from the seventh to the 15th centuries. It devotes much attention to family structures and to the legal and social aspects of inheritance.
|Author||: Alan Soble,Nicholas P. Power,Raja Halwani|
|Publsiher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Total Pages||: 537|
|Genre||: Health & Fitness|
Download The Philosophy of Sex Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. From publisher description.
|Author||: Dyan Elliott|
|Publsiher||: University of Pennsylvania Press|
|Total Pages||: 480|
Download The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The early Christian writer Tertullian first applied the epithet "bride of Christ" to the uppity virgins of Carthage as a means of enforcing female obedience. Henceforth, the virgin as Christ's spouse was expected to manifest matronly modesty and due submission, hobbling virginity's ancient capacity to destabilize gender roles. In the early Middle Ages, the focus on virginity and the attendant anxiety over its possible loss reinforced the emphasis on claustration in female religious communities, while also profoundly disparaging the nonvirginal members of a given community. With the rising importance of intentionality in determining a person's spiritual profile in the high Middle Ages, the title of bride could be applied and appropriated to laywomen who were nonvirgins as well. Such instances of democratization coincided with the rise of bridal mysticism and a progressive somatization of female spirituality. These factors helped cultivate an increasingly literal and eroticized discourse: women began to undergo mystical enactments of their union with Christ, including ecstatic consummations and vivid phantom pregnancies. Female mystics also became increasingly intimate with their confessors and other clerical confidants, who were sometimes represented as stand-ins for the celestial bridegroom. The dramatic merging of the spiritual and physical in female expressions of religiosity made church authorities fearful, an anxiety that would coalesce around the figure of the witch and her carnal induction into the Sabbath.
|Author||: Erik Sengers,Thijl Sunier|
|Publsiher||: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.|
|Total Pages||: 168|
Download Religious Newcomers and the Nation State Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In recent years, it has become clear that the integration of Islam into the political and social framework of European societies will be crucial to the successful future of the region. This volume steps back from the often heated debates over the issue to view it in a wider context, through historical and comparative analyses of the integration of religious minorities in the Netherlands and France. In addition, it broadens the scope of the question by focusing not only on Muslims but on Protestant and Catholic religious minorities as well.
|Author||: Mupotsa, Danai|
|Publsiher||: Impepho Press|
|Total Pages||: 86|
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DANAI MUPOTSA was born in Harare, and has lived in Botswana, the United States and South Africa where she is now based. She describes herself as a teacher and writer. Feeling and Ugly was largely written between 2016 and 2018, although some of the poems were written earlier or previously published in some form. The collection gathers the various statuses and locations she moves across, as daughter, mother, teacher, scholar and writer. From these places, many of the poems try to approach difficult feelings about what it means to “do politics” from an empathetic complexity. “I’m raging, sometimes that makes me petty” is one such example. The collection carries a set of standpoints, or willfulness about pedagogy, politics and optimism. And while she carries an attachment to a non-reparative, or negative affect across the collection, she closes in describing the work, or all of her work, as love poems. This collection is a long love letter to those who are wilful.
|Author||: Kaveri Qureshi|
|Total Pages||: 135|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
Download Marital Breakdown Among British Asians Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Against long-standing characterizations of British Asians as flying the flag for traditional life, this book identifies an increase in marital breakdown and argues to reorient debates about conservatism and authoritarianism in British Asian families. Qureshi draws on a rich ethnographic study of marital breakdown among working class Pakistani Muslims in order to unpick the grounds of marital conflict, the manoeuvres couples undertake in staying together, their interactions with divorce laws and their moral reasonings about post-divorce family life. Marital Breakdown among British Asians argues against individualization approaches, demonstrating the embeddedness of couples in extended family relations, whilst at the same time showing that Pakistani marriages and divorces do not deviate in all respects from wider marital separation trajectories in Britain. Providing new insights into how marital breakdown is changing the contours of British Asian families, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students, clinicians working in couple or family therapy, social workers and legal practitioners.".
|Author||: Kalpana Kannabiran|
|Total Pages||: 520|
Download Tools of Justice Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In the years since independence, the Indian subcontinent has witnessed an alarming rise in violence against marginalized communities, with an increasing number of groups pushed to the margins of the democratic order. Against this background of violence, injustice and the abuse of rights, this book explores the critical, ‘insurgent’ possibilities of constitutionalism as a means of revitalising the concepts of non-discrimination and liberty, and of reimagining democratic citizenship. The book argues that the breaking down of discrimination in constitutional interpretation and the narrowing of the field of liberty in law deepen discriminatory ideologies and practices. Instead, it offers an intersectional approach to jurisprudence as a means of enabling the law to address the problem of discrimination along multiple, intersecting axes. The argument is developed in the context of the various grounds of discrimination mentioned in the constitution — caste, tribe, religious minorities, women, sexual minorities, and disability. The study draws on a rich body of materials, including official reports, case law and historical records, and uses insights from social theory, anthropology, literary and historical studies and constitutional jurisprudence to offer a new reading of non-discrimination. This book will be useful to those interested in law, sociology, gender studies, politics, constitutionalism, disability studies, human rights, social exclusion, etc.