Authors Meet Readers: Yuksel Sezgin, "Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws" and Narendra Subramanian, "Nation and Family"

Sat, 5/31: 4:45 PM  - 6:30 PM 
2931 
Author Meets Reader (AMR) Session 
Saturday Session 5 
Hilton Minneapolis 
Room: Marquette Ballroom IX 
Personal laws specific to religious groups, sects or ethnic groups produce specific gendered rights in the family lives of about a third of the world's population. The two books address the operation of such legal systems in three multi-religious societies in which the states describing themselves constitutionally as secular and egalitarian. The books examine how these states--India, Israel, and Egypt--responded to the Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Druze personal laws they inherited, and the effects their policies had on citizenship rights.
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Author(s)

YUKSEL SEZGIN, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY  - Contact Me
Narendra Subramanian, McGill University  - Contact Me

Chair

Mark Tushnet, Harvard University  - Contact Me

Reader(s)

Joel Nichols, University of St. Thomas (MN)  - Contact Me
Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin-Madison  - Contact Me
Kristen Stilt, Northwestern University  - Contact Me
Sylvia Vatuk, University of Illinois-Chicago  - Contact Me

Keywords

FAMILY AND YOUTH
RELIGION