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Title Religion in disputes : pervasiveness of religious normativity in disputing processes / edited by Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, Martin Ramstedt, and Bertram Turner
Published New York : Palgrave, 2013
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Contents Introduction: On the Pervasiveness of Religious Normativity in Disputing Processes; Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, Martin Ramstedt and Bertram Turner -- 1. Interminable Disputes in Northwest Madagascar; Michael Lambek -- 2. Dispelling the Shadows of Dispute in Native American Church Healing; Thomas J. Csordas -- 3. Religion, Crisis Pregnancies, and the Battle over Abortion: Redefining Conflict and Consensus in the American Pro-Life Movement; Ziad Munson -- 4. Religious Subtleties in Disputing: Spatiotemporal Inscriptions of Faith in the Nomosphere in Rural Morocco; Bertram Turner -- 5. "God Moves Big Time in Sophiatown": Community Policing and "the Fight against Evil" in a Poor Johannesburg Neighborhood; Julia Hornberger -- 6. Toward Reconciliation: Religiously Oriented Disputing Processes in Mozambique; Carolien Jacobs -- 7. Religion and Disputes in Bali's New Village Jurisdictions; Martin Ramstedt -- 8. Sanctity and Shariah: Two Islamic Modes of Resolving Disputes in Today's England; John R. Bowen -- 9. Forum Shopping between Civil and Shari'a Courts: Maintenance Suits in Contemporary Jerusalem; Ido Shahar -- 10. Legal Pluralism in the Supreme Court: Law, Religion, and Culture Pertaining to Women's Rights in Nepal; Rajendra Pradhan -- 11. Natural Law, Religion, and the Jurisprudence of the US Supreme Court; Lawrence Rosen -- 12: Divine Law and Ecclesiastical Hierarchy; Matthias Kaufmann -- 13. "Law Has Gone Away": Religion, Modernity, and Injury in Thailand; David M. Engel -- 14. Law and Religion in Historic Tibet; Fernanda Pirie
Summary Religion manifests in an array of disputes in different geographical contexts. Here, the contributors examine such questions through case studies from Europe, the United States, Israel, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. The conflicts range from those involving religious authorities to disputes in non-religious contexts in which actors nevertheless invoke religious rhetoric and repertoires and disputes in settings that at first sight have nothing to do with classical disputing processes, such as rituals and crisis pregnancy centers. The analyses are grounded in extensive ethnographical and historiographical research and show how different dimensions of the religious may enter into, transform, affect, and be affected by the course and outcome of dispute processes at different moments of their unfolding
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Subject Conflict management -- Religious aspects.
Peace -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Benda-Beckmann, Franz von, editor
ISBN 1137318341 (electronic bk.)
9781137318343 (electronic bk.)