The Trouble with Marriage : Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India
By: Basu, Srimati.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Gender and Justice: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (281 p.).ISBN: 9780520958111.Subject(s): Family violence -- Law and legislation -- India | Marriage law -- India | Rape -- Law and legislation -- India | Women -- India -- Social conditions | Women’s rights -- IndiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Trouble with Marriage : Feminists Confront Law and Violence in IndiaDDC classification: 306.840954 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Law, Marriage, and Feminist Reform; 2. Construction Zones: Marriage Law in Formation; 3. Beyond Equivalence: On Reading and Speaking Law; 4. Justice without Lawyers? Living the Family Court Experiment; 5. In Sanity and in Wealth: Diagnosing Conjugality and Kinship; 6. Sexual Property: Rape and Marriage Conjoined; 7. Strategizing Spaces: Negotiating the Violence out of Domestic Violence Claims; 8. The Trouble Is Marriage: Conclusions and Worries; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q
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The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of lawyer-free family courts and mediations of rape and domestic violence charges in India, Srimati Basu depicts everyday life in legal sites of marital trouble, reevaluating feminist theories of law, marriage, violence, property, and the state. Basu argues that alternative dispute resolution, originally designed to empower women in a less adversarial legal environment, has created new subjectivities, but, paradoxically, h
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