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Living Sharia : Law and Practice in Malaysia - by Timothy P. Daniels (Paperback)

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Drawing on ethnographic research, Living Sharia examines the role of sharia in the sociopolitical processes of contemporary Malaysia. The book traces the contested implementation of Islamic family and criminal laws and sharia economics to provide cultural frameworks for understanding sharia among Muslims and non-Muslims. Timothy Daniels explores how the way people think about sharia is often entangled with notions about race, gender equality, nationhood, liberal pluralism, citizenship, and universal human rights. He reveals that Malaysians’ ideas about sharia are not isolated from—nor always opposed to—liberal pluralism and secularism.

Living Sharia will be of interest to scholars as well as to policy makers, consultants, and professionals working with global NGOs.

Number of Pages: 266
Genre: Social Science, History, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Ctitical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Timothy P. Daniels
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2017
TCIN: 52811961
UPC: 9780295742557
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-2882
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