||Understanding forced marriage : definitions and realities / Geetanjali Gangoli ... [et al.] -- Reconceptualising consent and coercion within an intersectional understanding of forced marriage / Sundari Anitha, Aisha K. Gill -- Forced marriage : the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 / Shazia Choudhry -- Border control to prevent forced marriages : choosing between protecting women and protecting the nation / Anja Bredal -- The social construction of forced marriage and its 'victim' in media coverage and crime policy discourses / Sundari Anitha, Aisha K. Gill -- Forced marriage legislation in the UK : a critique / Aisha K. Gill, Sundari Anitha -- The law, the courts and their effectiveness / Teertha Gupta, Khatun Sapnara -- The practice of law-making and the problem of forced marriage : what is the role of the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal? / Samia Bano -- Constructing victims, construing credibility : forced marriage, Pakistani women and the UK asylum process / Marzia Balzani -- 'Wayward girls' and 'well-wisher parents' : habeas corpus, women's rights to personal liberty, consent to marriage and the Bangladeshi courts / Sara Hossain.
||Forced Marriage brings together leading practitioners and researchers from the disciplines of criminology, sociology and law to provide a compelling alternative perspective to the problem of forced marriage. The volume examines advances in theoretical debates, analyses existing research and presents new evidence that challenges the cultural essentialism that often characterises efforts to explain, and even justify, this violation of women's rights. By locating forced marriage within broader debates on violence against women, social justice and human rights, the authors offer an intersectional perspective that can be used to inform both theory and practice, making this unique book essential reading for practitioners and students alike.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|