Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781848134638 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848134621 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Forced Marriage

Introducing a social justice and human rights perspective

Edited by Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha

Forced Marriage

Edited by Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781848134638 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848134621 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Foreword - Professor Yakin Erturk, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Introduction: Framing forced marriage as a form of violence against women - Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha
Section 1: Definitions, contexts and theoretical concepts
1. Understanding forced marriage: Definitions and realities - Geetanjali Gangoli, Khatidja Chantler, Marianne Hester and Ann Singleton
2. Reconceptualising consent and coercion within an intersectional understanding of Forced Marriage - Sundari Anitha and Aisha K. Gill
3. Forced Marriage: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 - Shazia Choudhry
4. Border control to prevent forced marriages: Choosing between protecting women and protecting the nation - Anja Bredal
5. The social construction of forced marriage and its 'victim' in media coverage and crime policy discourses - Sundari Anitha and Aisha K. Gill
Section 2: Policy and Practice
6. Forced marriage legislation in the UK: A critique - Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha
7. The law, the courts and their effectiveness - Teertha Gupta and Khatun Sapnara
8. The practice of law-making and the problem of forced marriage: What is the role of the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal? - Samia Bano
9. Constructing Victims, Construing Credibility: Forced marriage, Pakistani women and the UK asylum process - Marzia Balzani
10. 'Wayward Girls' and 'Well-Wisher Parents': Habeas Corpus, Women's Rights to Personal Liberty, Consent to Marriage and the Bangladeshi Courts - Sara Hossain
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