New PDF release: Gender and culture at the limit of rights

By Dorothy L. Hodgson

An interdisciplinary assortment, Gender and tradition on the restrict of Rights examines the aptitude and obstacles of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a technique for looking gender justice. Drawing on distinctive case reports from the USA, Africa, Latin the USA, Asia, and somewhere else, participants to the amount discover the explicit social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that experience produced yes rights or reframed long-standing debates within the language of rights.

The essays deal with the gender-specific ways that rights-based protocols were analyzed, deployed, and legislated long ago and the current and the results for girls and males, adults and kids in numerous social and geographical destinations. Questions addressed comprise: What are the gendered assumptions and results of the dominance of rights-based discourses for claims to social justice? What sorts of possibilities and boundaries does this sort of "culture of rights" supply to seekers of justice, no matter if members or collectives, and the way are those gendered? How and why do lady our bodies frequently develop into the positioning of competition in contexts pitting cultural opposed to juridical perspectives?

The members converse to crucial concerns in present scholarly and coverage debates approximately gender, tradition, and human rights from comparative disciplinary, ancient, and geographical views. through taking "gender," instead of simply "women," heavily as a class of study, the chapters recommend that the very assets of the ability of human rights discourses, in particular "women's rights as human rights" discourses, to provide social switch also are the resources of its limitations.

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Sul- 42 Salma Maoulidi tan Khalifa bin Haroub had already nominated his son Sayeed Abdullah to the throne in 1929. The “natural” expectation was that the crown prince and perhaps the British consul would ascertain the same. Also, Zanzibar had had a history of female rulers before the advent of the Omani rulers. In contrast, the Bu Said had a paternalistic attitude toward women, and their religious ideology could not entertain women at the helm. It is therefore not surprising that on the abdication of Sayeed Ali Humoud in 1911, it was his brotherin-law,11 the husband of one of his sisters, Sayeeda Matuka bint Humoud Al-Busaid, who was chosen to become sultan, not the daughter of a sultan.

The Decree forbade a woman, as well as her legal guardian, from contracting her marriage without the consent of the sultan, whose consent was evidenced by his seal. Furthermore, Section 3 prohibited marriage registrars, mostly religious officials who were Kadhis (Muslim judges), from registering marriages if the sultan had not agreed to it. The Act made it an offense to solemnize or assist in the solemnization of such a marriage, punishable by imprisonment or a fine of 1000 shillings (a considerable amount at the time).

Far from being abject, however, women sought freedom. They took masters and often husbands to court, they deserted in great numbers, and they sought to return to their natal families. The litany of court records of the early twentieth century shows not passive women requiring intervention, but vigorous activity to avoid sexual violence and pursue different kinds of freedoms (Burrill and Roberts 2010; Cooper 1997; Klein and Roberts 2005; Roberts 2005). Cati Coe (2010) has shown that in the early years of colonialism in the Gold Coast, young women who had previously been victims of sexual assault by employers or foster parents used new laws to challenge the status quo.

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