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Regulating Social Relations: The Force Of Custom

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Conflict could potentially challenge the communal cohesion of any interest group, including the household, kin group, neighbourhood or mosque community, but conflict could also threaten dyadic relationships of all sorts, including that between husband and wife. This chapter examines mechanisms of conflict resolution at all these levels, as well as the ideologies in which these were embedded; particular attention will be paid to discourses on gender and the concepts of insider-outsider. Aspects of social control are considered from the perspective of legal pluralism, privileging the role of informal mechanisms. The chapter offers an introduction to some aspects of social control and argues that the historians' binary model is insufficient. It looks at further examples of how both Islamic and local law exerted influence upon regulating people's daily lives. The chapter considers the force of custom in other areas of family law, such as inheritance, where it has proved particularly persistent.

Keywords: conflict resolution; family law; force of custom; gender relations; Islamic law; legal pluralism; local law; social relations



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