xxvi, 315 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Leiden studies in Islam and society ; v. 7.
'Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan' analyses the hybridity of law systems and the plurality of legal practices in rural and urban contexts of contemporary Sudan, shedding light on the complex relation between Islam and society. It is the outcome of the international research program ANDROMAQUE (Anthropologie du Droit dans les Mondes Musulmans Africains et Asiatiques), funded by the French ANR (Agence National de la Recherche) between 2011 and 2014. Crossing two disciplinary perspectives, anthropology and law, the present volume contains original fieldwork data on contemporary urban and rural Sudan. Focusing on two major domains, land property and courts, several case studies demonstrate the relevance of an approach based on "legal practices" to underline, first, the plurality and hybridity of law systems and the relative role of the Islamic reference in Sudanese society, and, secondly, the reshaping of legal behaviors and norms after the breaking point of South Sudan's independence in 2011.
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Land alienation as a legal, political, economic, and moral issue in the Nile Valley of North Sudan / Enrico Ille Claiming tribal land rights in a global context. Institutional bricolage and definitions of 'urf among pastoralists in Khartoum state / Barbara Casciarri Ambiguous land ownership in al-Ṣalḥa, Omdurman: land grabbing or 'Business as Usual'? / Munzoul M.A. Assal Access to land for non-Muslims in Greater Kahrtoum: disclosing divergent minority models in international and Sudanese laws / Philippe Gout Communal customary land rights in Sudan: the need for a comprehensive reform of statutory land laws / Mohamed A. Babiker Dynamics of dispute management in South Gedaref State, Eastern Sudan: an anthropological approach Zahir M. Abdal-Kareem Voluntary dispute resolution forums in al-Ḥilla al-Jadīda squatter settlement, Omdurman / Musa A. Abdul-Jalil Conflict, property, mortgage and state courts in Khartoum / Yazid Ben Hounet Customary courts: between accommodating and countering the hegemony of the laws of the state: the case of Mayo / Assa A. Abdel Aziz Customary law and courts in the context of Sudan's legal pluralism: marginalized or empowered under English common law and Islamic law? / Mohamed A. Babiker.