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Law and Anthropology

Law and Anthropology

Current Legal Issues

  • Author: Michael Freeman,David Napier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019958091X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 569
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Law and Anthropology, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and anthropology scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines it also includes case studies from around the world.

Law and Anthropology

Law and Anthropology

  • Author: René Kuppe,Richard Potz
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041116024
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 344
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The Anthropology of Law

The Anthropology of Law

  • Author: Fernanda Pirie
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199696845
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 268
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Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.

Anthropology and Law

Anthropology and Law

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Mark Goodale,Sally Engle Merry
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479895512
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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An introduction to the anthropology of law that explores the connections between law, politics, and technology. From legal responsibility for genocide to rectifying past injuries to indigenous people, the anthropology of law addresses some of the crucial ethical issues of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, anthropologists have studied how new forms of law have reshaped important questions of citizenship, biotechnology, and rights movements, among many others. Meanwhile, the rise of international law and transitional justice has posed new ethical and intellectual challenges to anthropologists. Anthropology and Law provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of law in the post-Cold War era. Mark Goodale introduces the central problems of the field and builds on the legacy of its intellectual history, while a foreword by Sally Engle Merry highlights the challenges of using the law to seek justice on an international scale. The book’s chapters cover a range of intersecting areas including language and law, history, regulation, indigenous rights, and gender. For a complete understanding of the consequential ways in which anthropologists have studied, interacted with, and critiqued, the ways and means of law, Anthropology and Law is required reading.

Legal Anthropology

Legal Anthropology

An Introduction

  • Author: James M. Donovan
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780759109834
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 265
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Legal Anthropology: An Introduction offers an initial overview of the challenging debates surrounding the cross-cultural analysis of legal systems. Equal parts review and criticism, James M. Donovan outlines the historical landmarks in the development of the discipline, identifying both strengths and weaknesses of each stage and contribution. Legal Anthropology suggests that future progress can be made by looking at the perceived fairness of social regulation, rather than sanction or dispute resolution as the distinguishing feature of law.

Anthropology

Anthropology

  • Author: Ram Nath Sharma,Rajendra K. Sharma
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788171566730
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: 424
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This Is A Comprehensive Textbook On Anthro¬Pology. It Covers The Following Papers Taught To M.A. (Sociology) And M.A. (Anthropology) At Indian Universities: (I) Physical Anthropology, (Ii) Cultural Anthropology, (Iii) Social Anthropology, (Iv) General Anthropology, (V) Anthropology And Indian Tribes And (Vi) Comparative Sociology.This Book Also Covers Courses Prescribed In Anthropology For P.C.S. And I.As. Exami¬Nations. The Material For This Book Has Been Collected From Authentic Sources : Works Of Eminent Anthropologists, Reports Of Re¬Searches On Indian Tribes And Government Data Published In Various Books, Reports And Journals.At The End Of The Book Objective Questions Bank Has Been Given Particularly For Those Readers Who Are Appearing At P.C.S. Or I.A.S. Examination. Selected Bibliography Has Been Divided Into Two Classes. While The First Includes Books On General Anthropology, The Second Is A Comprehensive List Of Books Published On Tribal Studies In India. This Will Be Particularly Useful For Researchers Working In The Field Of Tribal Studies.

Law's Anthropology

Law's Anthropology

From Ethnography to Expert Testimony in Native Title

  • Author: Paul Burke
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 1921862432
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 326
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Anthropologists have been appearing as key expert witnesses in native title claims for over 20 years. Until now, however, there has been no theoretically-informed, detailed investigation of how the expert testimony of anthropologists is formed and how it is received by judges. This book examines the structure and habitus of both the field of anthropology and the juridical field and how they have interacted in four cases, including the original hearing in the Mabo case. The analysis of background material has been supplemented by interviews with the key protagonists in each case. This allows the reader a unique, insider's perspective of the courtroom drama that unfolds in each case. The book asks, given the available ethnographic research, how will the anthropologist reconstruct it in a way that is relevant to the legal doctrine of native title when that doctrine gives a wide leeway for interpretation on the critical questions.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

  • Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191667552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social

Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social

Making Persons and Things

  • Author: Alain Pottage,Martha Mundy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521539456
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 310
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This book is the product of a collaboration between leading theorists in law and anthropology. It develops an innovative analysis of legal practices. Specifically, it focuses on how law produces persons and things, and develops new approaches to the question of ownership. These approaches are of particular value in understanding the cultural impact of biotechnology. At the same time they illuminate the history of western law, and develop thought-provoking comparisons between western law and Islamic law.

Metaarchaeology

Metaarchaeology

Reflections by Archaeologists and Philosophers

  • Author: Lester Embree
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401118264
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 343
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An idea of the philosophy of archaeology can best be gained by showing what it is, what the issues are, who is working in the field, and how they proceed. Reading Lester Embree's Metaarchaeology provides the best possible introduction to the field, since in it several leading archaeologists show how accessible and interesting the current archeological literature is, and currently active philosophers of archaeology reveal something of the current state of discussion on the subject. Bibliographies have also been developed of the philosophy of archaeology as well as of selected parts of the component that can be called metaarchaeology. Finally, an historical introduction has been included to show the variety of metascientific as well as orientational standpoints that philosophers of archaeology have had recourse to for over two decades, followed by speculation about the future of the discipline within the philosophy of science.

Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling

Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling

On the Governance of Law

  • Author: Franz von Benda-Beckmann,Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317060946
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 302
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Offering an anthropological perspective, this volume explores the changing relations between law and governance, examining how changes in the structure of governance affect the relative social significance of law within situations of legal pluralism. The authors argue that there has been a re-regulation rather than a de-regulation, propagated by a plurality of regulative authorities and this re-regulation is accompanied by an increasing ideological dominance of rights talk and juridification of conflict. Drawing on insights into such processes, this volume explores the extent to which law is used both as a constitutive legitimation of governance and as the medium through which governance processes take place. Highlighting some of the paradoxes and the unintended consequences of these regulating processes and the ensuing dynamics, Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling will be a valuable resource for researchers and students working in the areas of legal anthropology and governance.

Anthropology and early law

Anthropology and early law

  • Author: Lawrence Krader,Sir Paul Vinogradoff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 346
  • View: 2971
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From Transnational Relations to Transnational Laws

From Transnational Relations to Transnational Laws

Northern European Laws at the Crossroads

  • Author: Professor Anne Griffiths,Professor Anne Hellum,Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409497429
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 340
  • View: 7809
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This book approaches law as a process embedded in transnational personal, religious, communicative and economic relationships that mediate between international, national and local practices, norms and values. It uses the concept "living law" to describe the multiplicity of norms manifest in transnational moral, social or economic practices that transgress the territorial and legal boundaries of the nation-state. Focusing on transnational legal encounters located in family life, diasporic religious institutions and media events in countries like Norway, Sweden, Britain and Scotland, it demonstrates the multiple challenges that accelerated mobility and increased cultural and normative diversity is posing for Northern European law. For in this part of the world, as elsewhere, national law is challenged by a mixture of expanding human rights obligations and unprecedented cultural and normative pluralism enhanced by expanding global communication and market relations. As a consequence, transnationalization of law appears to create homogeneity, fragmentation and ambiguity, expanding space for some actors while silencing others. Through the lens of a variety of important contemporary subjects, the authors thus engage with the nature of power and how it is accommodated, ignored or resisted by various actors when transnational practices encounter national and local law.

Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology

Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology

The Collaborative Moment

  • Author: Professor Paul Sillitoe
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472403088
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 284
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Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate and beneficial to communities by involving them as participants in the entire process from choice of research topic onwards. The aim is not only to change power relationships, but also engage with non-academic audiences.

Readings in Early Anthropology

Readings in Early Anthropology

  • Author: James S. Slotkin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135650632
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 552
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This book considers the beginnings of anthropology as a cultural tradition, and examines how it was developed and transmitted. It begins in the twelfth century, when commercial capitalism and extensive acculturation spread a secular world view among intellectuals. It ends with the eighteenth century, because most anthropologists are familiar with the subsequent history of their science. Originally published in 1963.

History and Power in the Study of Law

History and Power in the Study of Law

New Directions in Legal Anthropology

  • Author: June Starr,Jane Fishburne Collier
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801494239
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 377
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Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the 'legal' as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a reintegration of legal anthropology into a renewed general anthropology. Chapters by anthropologists, sociologists, and law professors, using anthropological rather than legal methodologies, provide original analyses of particular legal developments. Some contributors adopt an interpretative approach, focusing on law as a system of meaning; others adopt a materialistic approach, analyzing the economic and political forces that historically shaped relations between social groups. Contributors include Said Armir Arjomand, Anton Blok, Bernard Cohn, George Collier, Carol Greenhouse, Sally Falk Moore, Laura Nader, June Nash, Lawrence Rosen, June Starr, and Joan Vincent.

Achieving Our Humanity

Achieving Our Humanity

The Idea of the Postracial Future

  • Author: Emmanuel C. Eze
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135774676
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Achieving Our Humanity explores a postracial future through a philosophical analysis of the social, cultural, economic and political experiences of race in the past and what this might mean for our present and, most importantly, our future.

Law as Process

Law as Process

An Anthropological Approach

  • Author: Sally Falk Moore
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825844929
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 270
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This study of the role of law in society has become a standard work in the ethnology of law. The central theme of the book is that the same social processes which prevent the total regulation of society also reshape and transform efforts at partial regulation. In particular, the making of rules and social and symbolic order is as often matched by situational pressures to manipulate, circumvent, remake or replace the same, as it is to uphold them. Using both pre-industrial and modern settings, the book examines the basic tension between the idea that law constitutes a conscious and rational attempt to direct society and most thought in the social sciences, that there are underlying causes of social behaviour which are not fully in the conscious control of the actors. Over a period of time reglementary control can be only temporary, incomplete and its consequences not fully predictable. The study of reglementation is, therefore, one of partial orders and partial controls in the specific social contexts.

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111301522
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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The most affordable, full-color, comprehensive anthropology text on the market, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comparative Law and Anthropology

Comparative Law and Anthropology

  • Author: James A.R. Nafziger
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781955182
  • Category:
  • Page: 544
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The topical chapters in this cutting-edge collection at the intersection of comparative law and anthropology explore the mutually enriching insights and outlooks of the two fields. Comparative Law and Anthropology adopts a foundational approach to social and cultural issues and their resolution, rather than relying on unified paradigms of research or unified objects of study. Taken together, the contributions extend long-developing trends from legal anthropology to an anthropology of law and from externally imposed to internally generated interpretations of norms and processes of legal significance within particular cultures. The book's expansive conceptualization of comparative law encompasses not only its traditional geographical orientation, but also historical and jurisprudential dimensions. It is also noteworthy in blending the expertise of long-established, acclaimed scholars with new voices from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.