Conjugal Rights

Author: Rachel Jean-Baptiste
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821445030
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Conjugal Rights from the Author: Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Conjugal Rights is a history of the role of marriage and other arrangements between men and women in Libreville, Gabon, during the French colonial era, from the mid–nineteenth century through 1960. Conventional historiography has depicted women as few in number and of limited influence in African colonial towns, but this book demonstrates that a sexual economy of emotional, social, legal, and physical relationships between men and women indelibly shaped urban life. Bridewealth became a motor of African economic activity, as men and women promised, earned, borrowed, transferred, and absconded with money to facilitate interpersonal relationships. Colonial rule increased the fluidity of customary marriage law, as chiefs and colonial civil servants presided over multiple courts, and city residents strategically chose the legal arena in which to arbitrate a conjugal-sexual conflict. Sexual and domestic relationships with European men allowed some African women to achieve a greater degree of economic and social mobility. An eventual decline of marriage rates resulted in new sexual mores, as women and men sought to rebalance the roles of pleasure, respectability, and legality in having sex outside of kin-sanctioned marriage. Rachel Jean-Baptiste expands the discourse on sexuality in Africa and challenges conventional understandings of urban history beyond the study of the built environment. Marriage and sexual relations determined how people defined themselves as urbanites and shaped the shifting physical landscape of Libreville. Conjugal Rights takes a fresh look at questions of the historical construction of race and ethnicity. Despite the efforts of the French colonial government and society to enforce boundaries between black and white, interracial sexual and domestic relationships persisted. Black and métisse women gained economic and social capital from these relationships, allowing some measure of freedom in the colonial capital city.

The Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Author: Indian National Congress. All India Congress Committee
Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
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The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 from the Author: Indian National Congress. All India Congress Committee.

Social Legislation In India

Author: K.D. Gangrade
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180698040
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Social Legislation In India from the Author: K.D. Gangrade.

Hindu Laws

Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
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Hindu Laws from the Author: .

A Dictionary Of American And English Law

Author: Stewart Rapalje
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1886363331
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A Dictionary Of American And English Law from the Author: Stewart Rapalje. Rapalje, Stewart and Lawrence, Robert L. A Dictionary of American and English Law with Definitions of the Technical Terms of the Canon and Civil Laws. Also, Containing a Full Collection of Latin Maxims, and Citations of Upwards of Forty Thousand Reported Cases, in which Words and Phrases Have Been Judicially Defined or Construed. Jersey City: Frederick C. Linn & Co., 1888. Two volumes. xxxviii, 1380 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-38484. ISBN 1-886363-33-1. Cloth. $250. * Rapalje [1843-1896] was the author of criminal law treatises and compiled digests, having worked with Benjamin Vaughan Abbott to create the problematic United States Digest New Series. He was said to have learned from "the faults of his tutor" on that project. This dictionary has been cited for its correctness and usefulness. First published in 1883, this is the second and final authorial edition.

Textbook On Muslim Law

Author: Rakesh Kumar Singh
Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
ISBN: 9789350850077
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Textbook On Muslim Law from the Author: Rakesh Kumar Singh.