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Inside and Outside the Law

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ISBN13: 9780415129299
ISBN: 041512929X
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: £28.99



This text analyzes the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens. Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme develops to engage with current debates concerning the status of rules and codification in social life, and the revival of interest in moralities. With chapters that encompass countries such as Peru, Mozambique, Spain, Iran, the US and Britain, this book has a strong global perspective.

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Contents:
PART ONE THE STATE AND ITS ATTRIBUTES: The Particular Context of Universal Claims: Human Rights Talk and Anthropological Ambivalence, Marie-Benedicte Dembour. Vigilantism in Comparative Perspective, Ray Abrahams. Trading in Ambiguity: Law, Rights and Realities in the Distribution of Land in Northern Mozambique, Sue Fleming. PART TWO SEXUALITY AND LEGITIMACY: The Law and the Market: Rhetorics of Exclusion and Inclusion Among London Prostitutes, Sophie Day. In Praise of Bastardy: The Uncertainties of Mestizo Identity, Therese Bouysse-Cassagne. Living Their Lives in Courts: The Hegemonic Force of the Tswana Kgnotla in a Colonial Context, Ornulf Gulbrandsen. A Public Flogging in South-western Iran: Juridical Rule, Abolition of legality and Local Resistance, manuchehr Sanadjian. Which Centre, Whoses margin? Notes Towards an Archaeology of US Supreme Court Case 91-948 1993 (Church of the Lukumi vs City of Hialeah, Southern Florida).