The Trouble with Marriage : Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India Hardback
by Srimati Basu
Part of the Gender and Justice series
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, has also reinforced oppressive socioeconomic norms that leave women no better off, individually or collectively.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, 10 scattered b&w
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 13/02/2015
- Category: Feminism & feminist theory
- ISBN: 9780520282445
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