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Legal Anthropology

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Norbert RoulandProfessor of Law, University of Aix-en-Provence, France

ISBN13: 9780485114034
ISBN: 0485114038
Published: September 1993
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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This account of the anthropology of law is remarkable in its command of the Anglo-American and Continental literatures in this field; and it is timely in addressing contemporary issues. Two central projects are carried through in succesive parts of the book. In the first, the author outlines the history of the "anthropology of law", drawing on the intellectual context of legal development. In the second, Professor Rouland examines the legal ideas, institutions and processes of small-scale non-Western societies, moving finally towards an anthropology of modern law. The author has published widely within the field of legal anthropology.

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Contents:
Understanding otherness; the western perspective; the development of legal anthropology; the fields of legal anthropology; methodology; examining diversity; the legal anthropology of traditional societies; traditional legal systems; law in traditional societies; the settlement of disputes; legal acculturation; conclusion; legal anthropology and metaphysics.