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The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India: Book by Srimati Basu

The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India

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ISBN: 9780520282452    Publisher: University of California Press Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 280        Language: English
The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of lawyer-free family courts...Read more
The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of lawyer-free family courts and mediations of rape and domestic violence charges in India, Srimati Basu depicts everyday life in legal sites of marital trouble, reevaluating feminist theories of law, marriage, violence, property, and the state. Basu argues that alternative dispute resolution, originally designed to empower women in a less adversarial legal environment, has created new subjectivities, but, paradoxically, has also reinforced oppressive socioeconomic norms that leave women no better off, individually or collectively.
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About the author: Srimati Basu
Srimati Basu is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of She Comes to Take... Read more
Srimati Basu is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of She Comes to Take Her Rights: Indian Women, Property, and Propriety, the editor of Dowry and Inheritance (Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism series), and the coeditor of Conjugality Unbound: Sexual Economy and the Marital Form in India.
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