The Muslim Matrimonial Court in Singapore
By (author) Judith Djamour
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Muslim Matrimonial Court in Singapore by Judith Djamour
Book DescriptionThis book is an anthropologist's field study of the new court set up in Singapore to deal with matrimonial suits (chiefly divorce) among Muslims. The study is based on careful observation of the court in action, and analyses in detail the relationship between the reformist aims of the new law and the values and expectations of litigants. The book takes its departure from the argument developed in Dr Djamour's earlier work, Malay Kinship and Mamage in Singapore (Athlone Press, 1959; paperback edition 1965), and discusses the effect of recent attempts to promote the stability of Muslim marriage. Social scientists, lawyers, students of Islam, and those interested in Malayan problems will find in this book the same qualities that distinguished Dr Djamour's previous study -- lively and sympathetic descriptive powers joined to an ability for clear factual analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859738795
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1966
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Judith Djamour
Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore, Hardback (January 1959)» View all books by Judith Djamour
Contributes to social anthropology and discusses, as its central topic, the instability of Malay marriage. The causes and consequences of this phenomenon, which involve social, economic, and psychological considerations, are analysed in some detail. This book draws a sympathetic picture of behaviour within the family and between kinsmen.
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Author Biography - Judith Djamour
Dr Djamour's is the author of Malay Kinship and Mamage in Singapore (Athlone Press, 1959).
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