Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pg. 99: Srimati Basu's "The Trouble with Marriage"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India by Srimati Basu.

About the book, from the publisher:
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.
Learn more about The Trouble with Marriage at the University of California Press website.

The Page 99 Test: The Trouble with Marriage.

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