Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning [Paperback]

John R. Bowen

List Price: CDN$ 48.95
Price: CDN$ 39.16 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 9.79 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Thursday, July 31? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $35.28  
Hardcover CDN $83.96  
Paperback CDN $39.16  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

June 23 2003 0521531896 978-0521531894
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.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

Review

'... John Bowen has presented one of the most comprehensive studies of the workings of legal pluralism in Indonesia ... impressive. This is indeed a book that should be read by all interested in the origins, processes and consequences of legal pluralism in Indonesia and the problems of gender equality and justice.' Asian Anthropology

'The latest volume of Bowen's Gayo trilogy is superb anthropology.' Rezensionen

Book Description

In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, Muslims struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws, including those derived from Islam, local social norms, and contemporary ideas about gender equality and law. Here, John Bowen explores this struggle through archival and ethnographic research and through interviews with national religious and legal figures. The book speaks to debates in any society where people struggle to live together with deep differences in values and ways of life. It will be welcomed by scholars and students across the social sciences.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
What follows is an exploration, through ethnography, of how some people reasoned about difficult problems of law, religion, and ideas of equality in a pluralistic society, Indonesia. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative But Extremely Dry Sept. 26 2012
By Garret J. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I had to read this book for a class entitled "Islam in the Modern World". It was the first time the teacher had used this book for the course and even she apologized for the difficulty of the text.

First of all - I rated this book only three stars to average out the following points:

-The information and research within easily merits five stars - there's likely no better book that would top this particularly specific subject matter (it's been printed more than one time - a testament to its relevance and value in academia)
-It's SO BORING and DRY! And for it's less-than-accessible presentation (particularly to the lay-reader) I give this book one or two stars. So I averaged out my review to three stars.

The text itself is very well written and it is quite clear that the author, John Bowen, knows the subject matter extensively. He conducted thorough and years-long research in Indonesia and offers not his opinion about the title of the book but rather reports his findings instead.

Be prepared for an exhausting, dry and boring read - it is what it is. The book is written by a scholar FOR scholars - this is no casual read if you simply have an interest in the way Islam is practiced in Indonesia.

In a nutshell, Bowen explains the contrasting dichotomy between Islamic law and civil law in Indonesia. From inheritance to marriage and divorce Bowen's book gives an broad account of how many aspects of a Muslim's life in Indonesia can prove difficult when determining the most appropriate and proper response to a situation - situations that represent the current times and not the times of the Qur'an fourteen centuries ago.

It's informative but so boring to read - read this only if you must or absolutely need to know the subject matter of the title for whatever reason. This is why I gave it only three stars.

Look for similar items by category


Feedback