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Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning


Publisher:Cambridge University Press



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Paperback. Pub Date: June. 2003 Pages: 356 Publisher: Camidge. University Press In Indonesia the world's largest Muslim-Majority COUNTRY. Muslims STRUGGLE to reconcile radically Different sets of social NORMS and Hurtado De Notaris. Including those derived from Islam. Local Social NORMS . and contemporary ideas about gender equality and rule of law. In this new study. John Bowen explores this struggle. through archival and ethnographic research in villages and courtrooms of the Aceh Province. Sumatra. and through interviews with national religious and legal figures. He analyses the social frameworks for disputes about land. inheritance. marriage. divorce. Islamic History and. more oadly. about the relationships between the state and Islam. and between Muslims and non-Muslims. The book speaks to debates carried out in all societies about how people can live together with thei...

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