Law: Articulation of Islamic and non-Islamic Systems: Southeast Asia
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Measured by conventional status indicators, the social and legal standing of Southeast Asian women in the pre-Islamic era was relatively strong (Tiwon 2003). Most importantly for present purposes, the predominant family structure in the region is based on bilateral descent and inheritance, though Southeast Asia also includes the world's largest matrilineal group. Women have also always been active in the region's mainly agricultural economy. Bec…

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Cammack, Mark, “Law: Articulation of Islamic and non-Islamic Systems: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0106d>
First published online: 2009



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