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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Gender, Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives

Edited by: Rachel Sieder, John-Andrew McNeish

ISBN13: 9781138934856
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415526067

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Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are 'good' or 'bad' for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more anthropological approach to the issues of gender justice and women's rights, it analyzes how gendered rights claims are made and responded to within a range of different cultural, social, economic and political contexts. By examining the different ways in which legal norms, instruments and discourses are being used to challenge or reinforce gendered forms of exclusion, contributing authors generate new knowledge about the dynamics at play between the contemporary contexts of legal pluralities and the struggles for gender justice. Any consideration of this relationship must, it is concluded, be located within a broader, historically informed analysis of regimes of governance.

Other Jurisdictions
Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives, Rachel Sieder and John McNeish
Gender and legal pluralities: lessons from Southern and Eastern Africa, Anne Hellum
Indigenous women fight for justice: Gender rights and legal pluralism in Mexico, Maria Teresa Sierra
The gift of justice or the gender of law? Mozambican shifts of legality, Bjorn Bertelsen
Gender Justice and Plural Legalities in Guatemala: Towards new cultures of legality? Rachel Sieder
Feminist Interlegalities and Gender Justice in Sudan: The Debate on CEDAW and Islam, Liv Tonnessen
An Accumulated Rage: Legal Pluralism and Gender Justice in Bolivia, John Andrew McNeish and Ana Cecilia Arteaga
Women's strategies and power relations in the struggle for land rights in Southern Malawi, Eyolf Jul-Larsen and Peter Mvula
Indigenous rights and state construction in Oaxaca, Mexico: triqui women's struggle for access to justice, Natalia De Marinis
Opening the Pandora's Box: Human Rights, Customary Law, and the 'Communal Liberal Self' in Tanzania, Natalie J. Bourdon