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Law and Anthropology: V. 7

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ISBN13: 9780792331421
ISBN: 0792331427
Published: July 1996
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £226.00



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Volume 7 of ""Law and Anthropology"" brings together a collection of studies that discuss legal problems raised by cultural differences between people and the law to which they are subject. This volume developed from the idea that it can be useful to consider current discussions in various legal systems facing issues of cultural difference that cannot be regarded as legal problems related to indigenous societies alone. The book focuses on contradiction between national law and complex and diverse kinship structures, which are essential for the cultural identity of both indigenous groups and cultural minorities. The social construction of gender relations and gender conflicts is an important theme in many of the essays. Some of the essays examine the area of conflict between cultural practices and universal human rights standards. The demand for cultural rights may collide with human rights standards, especially with the principles of gender equality.;This volume should be of interest to academics and to all those with practical involvement in the field of cultural pluralism.

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Contents:
U.S.A./Canada - Heeding the ""Voice"" of Tribal Law in Indian Child Welfare Proceedings, C. Goldberg-Ambrose. Is the Cultural Defence Detrimental to the Health of Children?, A.D. Renteln. Caring is Indian Women's Business, but who takes care of them? Canada's Indian Women, the Renewed Indian Act, and its Implication for Women's Family Responsibilities, Roles and Rights, L.E. Krosenbrink-Gelissen. Latin America and the Caribbean - Pueblos Indigenas y Familia en el Derecho Peruano. Una Aproximacion a esta Problematica, J. Aroca Medina. Direito de Familia e Direito Indigena - uma Abordagem da Legislacao Brasileira, A.V.N. Araujo Letao. A Organizacao Familiar em uma Sociedade Indigena em Prolongado Convivio com a Sociedade Nacional Brasileira; O. Sampaio-Silva. Land Rights, Cultural Identity and Gender Conflicts in the Carib Territory in Dominica, B. Kossek. Africa - The Impact of Legislation on the Customary Practices of the Ga-Dangme Peoples of South Eastern Ghana, G.A. Akpaloo. The Dual Family Law System, in Zambia - Co-Existence and Operation, C. Himonga. Spectators at the Revolution? Gender Equality and Customary Law in a Post-Apartheid South Africa, P. Andrews. Caught between Indigenous Law and State Law - the Strategies of Mothers in Maintenance Cases in a Bangwaketse Village, A. Molokomme. Various Countries - European Family Law confronting the Extended Family in Developing Countries. The Cases of Greenland and Mozambique, A. Weis Bentzon. When Women win - Male-Female Disputing in Kaliai, West New Britain, D.A. Counts, D.R. Counts. State Law and Muslim Family Law - A Comparison of the Development of Muslim Family Law in Tunisia, Egypt and the Sudan, C. Fluehr-Lobban. Community Justice among Immigrant Family Members in France and Belgium, M.-C. Foblets. Review Articles.