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Family, Gender, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia

Ken Cuno B.A. ’72, an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, co-edits this volume, which addresses the impact of colonialism on law, family, and gender relations; the role of religious politics in writing family law and the implications for gender relations; and the tension between international standards emerging from U.N. conferences and conventions as well as various nationalist projects.

Syracuse University Press, 2009. 308 pages. $34.

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