Politics of Marriage and Gender, Global
Litigating for Love in North India
Courting Desire traces organically evolving ideas on sexual consent and legal subjectivity through a study of marital patterns in North India. Through research in courtrooms and community spaces, it outlines the processes through which eloping couples secure legal validity for their relationships of choice where family-arranged matches are the norm.
Violence against Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
‘Honor' crimes target women and girls for transgressions against the moral code of the community, punishing female sexual autonomy in particular. This book argues that ‘honor’ represents women’s conformity to culturally-enforced standards of marriageability and underpins family and marital connections which form a primary method of organization within the community.
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