The Religion of Law: Race, Citizenship and Children's Belonging (BOK)

Suhraiya Jivraj

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How is religion, particularly non-Christianness, conceptualised and represented in English law? What is the relationship between religion, race, ethnicity and culture in these conceptualisations? What might be the socio-political effects of conceptualising religion in particular ways? This book addresses these key questions in two areas of law relating to children. The first case study focuses on child welfare cases and reveals how the boundaries between race and theological notions of religion as belief and practice are blurred. Non-Christians are also often perceived as uncivilized but also, at times, racial otherness can be erased and assimilated. The second examines religion in education and the increasing focus on 'common values'. It demonstrates how non-Christian faith schools are deemed as in need of regulation, while Christian schools are the benchmark of good citizenship. In addition, values discourse and citizenship education provide a means to 'de-racialise' non-Christian children in the ongoing construction of the nation. Central to this analysis is a focus on religion as a socio-political, contingent, fluid and invented concept.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Suhraiya Jivraj
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137029270
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,1cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 472 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Age groups: children, Law & society, Education & the law, Social security & welfare law

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