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Sexuality, Secularism and Family Law: Reflections on the Current Sectarian Conflict in Egypt

Gastvortrag
  • Wann 25.06.2013 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mohrenstraße 41, Raum 311
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Kurzbeschreibung

The relegation of religion and sexual reproduction to the private sphere is widely regarded as a key feature of modern secular societies.While postcolonial states of South Asia and the Middle East are heir to this arrangement, they are also distinct in that they retain religious laws for the regulation of family affairs.As a result, both minority and majority religious communities of these postcolonial polities continue to exert a fair degree of judicial autonomy over family affairs based on their religious traditions.Prof. Mahmood’s talk tries to rethink the classical debate around “family law” and “minority rights” by parsing out the contradictions that attend the public-private distinction institutionalized by the modern state, particularly the complex intertwining of gender, sexuality and religion.

 

Referent_innen

Prof. Dr. Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley)

 

 

ZtG-Veranstaltungskategorie: Gender-Veranstaltungen der Institute/Fakultäten der HU