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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Chevannes, Barry
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Article Title
If the shoe doesn't fit: Law and the African-Caribbean family
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Journal Title
Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
27
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
80-95
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Abstract
Using the Jamaica situation as a point of reference and with frequent references to common practice in other Caribbean countries, examines and comments on the inappropriateness of the law in the context of the African-Caribbean family. The failure of the Jamaican government to recognize Rastafarianism as a religion, the continuing illegality of ganja use, the failure to adequately treat with varying forms of conjugal bonds are among specific issues discussed. A type of governance that respects the values and cultural practices of the people is recommended....
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