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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

John Eekelaar.

in Family Law and Personal Life

December 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 8564 words.

This final chapter considers the critiques of individualism by communitarianism and feminism which followed the work of Alasdair Macintyre. While recognizing the virtues of community, it...

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Community

John Eekelaar.

in Family Law and Personal Life

September 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 12440 words.

This final chapter considers the critiques of individualism by communitarianism and feminism which followed the work of Alasdair Macintyre. While recognizing the virtues of community, it...

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Family, Law, and Community

Margaret F. Brinig.

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Family Law. 300 pages.

In the wake of vast social and economic changes, the nuclear family has lost its dominance, both as an ideal and in practice. Some welcome this shift, while others see civilization itself...

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Legal Significance of the Parsi Community

Flavia Agnes.

in Law and Gender Inequality

May 2001; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 5410 words.

This chapter explores the legislative history of the Parsi community law and evaluates its implications for women’s rights in India. It traces the history of personal laws of the Parsi...

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The Relationship between Trust and Community Recognition

in Family, Law, and Community

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 15804 words.

This chapter begins the search for the links between family and community. In particular, it makes the case for why particular institutions—marriage and legal parenthood—have been accorded...

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The Limits of Community and the Role of Autonomy

in Family, Law, and Community

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 9116 words.

This chapter examines the mechanisms by which the community aids families that are given the status of “domestic relations,” beginning with the description of the ways community aids...

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Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Personal Law

Narendra Subramanian.

in Nation and Family

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 8327 words.

This chapter recapitulates the different ways states in developing societies responded to preexisting forms of patriarchal authority and strong cultural traditions as they augmented their...

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Norms within Families, or the Family Community

in Family, Law, and Community

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 17428 words.

This chapter, which focuses on the building of trust between members of the family—how this is achieved and just what it means—first considers the work done by eminent law and economics...

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Test of Faith: Haredi Communities and the Right to Education

Shmuel Levin.

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

December 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Family Law; Law and Society; Politics and Law; Marriage and the Family. 16701 words.

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Ultra-orthodox Jewish (‘Haredi’) communities shun any outside influence or external media and maintain traditional customs, dress codes, and strict...

Social security law and the divorced wife in Portugal: a proposal based on the community property of acquests marital regime

MJRCV Tomé.

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Family Law; Marriage and the Family. 0 words.

The treatment of divorced women by Portuguese social security and family law is reviewed. The limited protection offered by the social security system is noted and the limitations of the...

Race and Crime

Alex R. Piquero, Terrie E. Moffitt and Brian Lawton.

in Our Children, Their Children

December 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 17961 words.

This chapter provides some initial evidence that may be used as a starting point in studying the race–crime link. The chapter describes how contextual-, familial-, and individual-level...

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Group Life

Farrah Ahmed.

in Religious Freedom under the Personal Law System

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 12511 words.

This chapter considers whether the personal law system has a positive impact on (individual) religious autonomy because of its contribution to group religious autonomy; it considers two...

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What Happens When Trust Fails? Mimetics in Families Gone Wrong

in Family, Law, and Community

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 11635 words.

This chapter examines whether the social science and humanities literature on larger communities in trouble helps to explain troubled families and, if it does, whether similar legal or...

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Law and Gender Inequality

Flavia Agnes.

May 2001; p ublished online October 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Family Law. 268 pages.

This volume explores gender inequality and the politics of women’s rights in India. It provides an invaluable analysis of the current trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located...

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Political Reformulation of Christian Personal Law

Flavia Agnes.

in Law and Gender Inequality

May 2001; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 9015 words.

This chapter aims to trace the complex legal history of the Indian Christian community and their attempts at reform in the post-independence period and recent judicial intervention. The...

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Mental health and the law

Hugh Brayne and Helen Carr.

in Law for Social Workers

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 15812 words.

The state, acting mainly through social workers and doctors, has considerable powers over the lives of people with mental disorder. The law lays down the circumstances and procedures in...

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Personal Laws and Noninterference: The Late Colonial Era, 1920–47

Rina Verma Williams.

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws

August 2006; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 12492 words.

This chapter deals with the policies of the British colonial government during the colonial period, when the norm of noninterference was established. The state defines the agenda on the...

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Family Law Volume 1

Flavia Agnes.

April 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Family Law. 600 pages.

This book is a detailed study on family law in India. It attempts to combine women’s rights into legal theory, and uses case laws extensively. The book is composed of three chapters,...

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The Vaccination Paradox

Linda C. Fentiman.

in Blaming Mothers

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 12640 words.

This chapter addresses risk construction in the context of mandatory vaccination laws. Vaccines prevent contagious disease outbreaks by achieving vaccination levels that protect the public...

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Conclusion

in Family, Law, and Community

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 1786 words.

This concluding chapter begins by reviewing the preceding discussions. The initial section of the book provided evidence for the centrality of trust in society's choices of which...

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