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Unbecoming One: Legal Construction of Muslim Family in Indonesia

Hamzić, Vanja (2011) Unbecoming One: Legal Construction of Muslim Family in Indonesia. In: Pro-Seminar on Gender in Postcolonial Legal Orders, June 2011, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project seeks to unearth an astonishing diversity of familial ties and types amongst Indonesian Muslim communities, including those considered illicit or 'irregular' by the state and religious authorities. It traces down and analyses various legislation and policies introduced before and after the country's independence, aimed at strict regulation of 'family nucleus', gender roles and relations. Particular attention is paid to the most recent legal intrusion in Indonesian familial diversity, via state laws and provincial by-laws that regulate sexuality and gender. The theoretical lenses of, inter alia, feminist legal theory and Islamic law are used to provide a springboard for a more comprehensive understanding of the role of state and law in (de/re)construction of the family in Indonesia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Keywords: Islamic Family Law, Indonesia, Feminist Legal Theory, Islamic Feminism, Gender
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KL Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
Depositing User: Vanja Hamzic
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 08:57
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16991

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