By Elke Stockreiter
After the abolition of slavery in 1897, Islamic courts in Zanzibar (East Africa) grew to become relevant associations the place former slaves negotiated socioeconomic participation. by utilizing difficult-to-read Islamic courtroom files in Arabic, Elke Stockreiter reassesses the workings of those courts in addition to gender and social kin in Zanzibar city in the course of British colonial rule (1890-1963). She indicates how Muslim judges maintained their autonomy in the sphere of family members legislations and describes how they helped improve the rights of ladies, ex-slaves, and different marginalised teams. As used to be universal in different components of the Muslim global, ladies often needed to purchase their divorce. therefore, Muslim judges performed vital roles as litigants negotiated relocating up the social hierarchy, with ethnicisation more and more influencing all actors. Drawing on those formerly unexplored resources, this learn investigates how Muslim judges either mediated and generated discourses of inclusion and exclusion in keeping with social prestige instead of gender.
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