Caring for the soul: authority, ethics and knowledge practices in British sharia councils

In Recht im Kontext’s Rechtskulturen Colloquium this Monday, 18 June 2012, Rechtskulturen Fellow Julie Billaud will present her paper “Caring for the soul: authority, ethics and knowledge practices in British sharia councils”.

In her abstract, she writes:

“For the past 10 years, demands for recognition of European Muslims’ legal needs have been interpreted as the failure of integration policies or as threats to democratic values, and more specifically to gender equality. This paper seeks to characterize the nature of these demands by studying the gender dynamics, personal motivations and values that guide them ...

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