Description - Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia by John R. Bowen
Muslims currently struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws (including those derived from Islam, as well as contemporary ideas about gender equality and law) in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country. John Bowen explores their struggle through archival and ethnographic research and interviews with national religious and legal figures. His book relates to debates in any society where people struggle to live together with extreme differences in values and lifestyles and is welcomed by scholars and students in all branches of the social sciences.
Buy Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia by John R. Bowen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia by John R. Bowen
Book Reviews - Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia by John R. Bowen
Author Biography - John R. Bowen
John R. Bowen is Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and Chair of the Program in Social Thought and Analysis at Washington University in St Louis. He is the author of Sumatran Politics and Poetics (1991), Muslims through Discourse (1993), Religions through Practice (2nd edition 2001), and the co-editor of Critical Comparisons in Politics and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1999).