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Wernmei Yong Ade

feminine, “the values of intersubjectivity, of dialogue in difference, of attention to present life, in its concrete and sensible aspects, will be recognised and raised to the level of a wisdom” ( 2002 , vii ). This chapter evaluates a crucial aspect of the amorous relation central to Irigaray’s re

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Bridget Sandhoff

carry on into the afterlife. However, love was not necessarily the motivating factor for men and women to marry in classical antiquity. Romantic love in marriage implies a level of reciprocity between husband and wife in which they are equals who share a common desire for one another ( Goldhill, 2004

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Disputing Marriage Payments in Indonesia

A Comparative Study of Aceh and South Sulawesi

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Arskal Salim

, and honour. It motivates one to achieve higher status and better social rank. Siri helps regulate social interactions between individuals and families and the idealised positions they should adopt in South Sulawesi. The notion of siri is enshrined in all aspects of family life of the Bugis

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The Social Practice of Mahr among Bimanese Muslims

Modifying Rules, Negotiating Roles

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Atun Wardatun

marriage payments has become a living tradition that is closely intertwined with cultural expression. Various meanings and patterns are evident among the diverse Muslim communities in Indonesia, in some parts accommodating Islamic doctrine but elsewhere deviating from normative prescriptions. The Bimanese

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Thomas R.E. Murphy

heritages. Eloquentia perfecta could teach such skills. Since holding such contradictory heritages in balance was bound to raise suspicions of motive and integrity, eloquentia perfecta provided a needed antidote: cultivating a spirit of selfless living for the sake of others. However, urging students

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Martha E. Gimenez

formulations, patriarchy posits men’s traits and/or intentions as the cause of women’s oppression. This way of thinking diverts attention from theorising the social relations that place women in a disadvantageous position in every sphere of life and channels it towards men as the cause of women’s oppression

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Ushehwedu Kufakurinani

women’s domestic function in the colonies involved duplicating western life: “The growth in the number of women living in the colonies was accompanied by a sense of domestication – bringing ‘home’ to the empire in quite literal ways.” 4 Apart from understanding the colonial terrain, Levine’s study also

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Inheritance for Women

The Role of Lawyers in Women’s Access and Rights

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Nanda Amalia

Decision No. 86 K/AG/194, dated 28 April 1995. The judges ruled that the daughter should receive the total share of the property left by the deceased, reasoning that the existence of a living son or a daughter extinguished the inheritance rights of the deceased’s blood relatives, except for the parents or

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Fiona Leach

. The river Pongo, the epicentre of the trade to the north of Sierra Leone, saw the traffic along its waters barely affected. The peoples of the Rio Pongas had long lived in slave-owning societies and dealing in slaves was a way of life. In the absence of individual landownership, domestic slaves, as

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Alina Žvinklienė

), 27–47. 275 Baltic Soviet Socialist Republics, often called the Soviet West, were distinguished by a relatively good economic situation and higher living standards in comparison with the other Republics of the Soviet Union. 276 I met “the good life” in Nordic welfare in Oslo in 1991. My Norwegian