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Hamzić, Vanja (2012) 'An Interstice of Justice?: Muslim Experiences of Sexual and Gender Diversity between Human Rights Law and Islamic Legal Tradition.' In: Holzhacker, R and Lahey, K, (eds.), Global Rights, Global Movements: International Law, Transnational Activism, and the Critical Role of Civil Society. New York: New York University Press, pp. 121-152.

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This chapter critically assesses some historical and contemporary positions of gender-variant and sexually diverse members of Muslim communities and polities, primarily through the disciplinary lenses of international human rights law and Islamic law. It seeks to contextualise these positions within a broader socio-political context, and in doing so discusses Orientalism, Muslim nationalism and neo-literalism, as well as various forms of sexual/gender exclusionary politics.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Sexual Diversity, Gender Diversity, Muslim Communities, Human Rights, Islamic Law
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
School Research Centres > Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 15:46

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