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Islamic Modern:
Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia
Michael G. Peletz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LIST OF MAPS ix
LIST OF TABLES xi
FOREWORD xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv
NOTE ON SPELLING, TERMINOLOGY, AND CURRENCY xix
INTRODUCTION 1
Background and Context
Methods
PART ONE: THE CULTURE, POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC COURTS 23
CHAPTER ONE: Locating Islamic Magistrates and Their Courts in History 25
Islamic Magistrates, Islamic Courts, and Islamic Law through the 1830s
Colonial Representations of Islamic Magistrates and Their Courts, 1840s-1880s
The Reorganization and Rationalization of the Courts, 1890s-1980s
CHAPTER TWO: The Work of the Courts 64
Background and Setting
Domains and Jurisdictions
Operations
The Cultural Logic of Judicial Process
CHAPTER THREE: Litigant Strategies and Patterns of Resistance 128
Women's Strategies and Experiences
Men's Strategies and Experiences
Patterns of Resistance and Oppositional Discourses
PART TWO: MODERNITY AND GOVERNMENTALITY IN ISLAMIC COURTS AND OTHER DOMAINS 193
CHAPTER FOUR: Reinscribing Authenticity and Identity 195
What's There and What's Not: The Said, the Unsaid, and the Unwritten
Reinscribing Authenticity and Identity
Rationalization and Resistance Revisited
CHAPTER FIVE: Producing Good Subjects, "Asian Values," and New Types of Criminality 239
A Note on Gender Pluralism, Transgender Practices, and the Long Durée
Narratives of "Asian Values" and the Rise of Social Intolerance
New Types of Criminality: Azizah, Anwar, and Beyond
CONCLUSION: Islam, Modernity, and Civil Society 277
Kinship Matters in the Dialectics of Civil Society and the State
Back to the Malaysian Future
NOTES 291
GLOSSARY OF FREQUENTLY USED MALAY TERMS 305
BIBLIOGRAPHY 307
INDEX 327

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