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Law and Anthropology

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ISBN13: 9780754620822
ISBN: 0754620824
Published: November 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £260.00



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Across the variety of material examined and the social contexts explored, the series of articles gathered here share a concern with the social power of systems of specialised knowledge. They demonstrate the engagement of anthropologists in the contradictions of the contemporary political order.

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Contents:
Law and Anthropology: Peter Fitzpatrick (1984) Law and Societies; Annelise Riles (1994) Representing In-Between: Law, Anthropology and the Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity. Theoretical Perspectives of Legal Anthropology in the 1990s: Brian Z. Tamanaha (1993) The Folly of the ""Social Scientific"" Concept of Legal Pluralism; Pierre Bourdieu (1987) The Force of Law: Towards a Sociology of the Juridical Field; Laura Nader (1997) Controlling Processes: Tracing the Dynamic Components of Power; Barbara Yngvesson (1989) Inventing Law in Local Settings: Rethinking Popular Legal Culture. Person and Identity: The Political Subject of State and Nation; The Responsibility of the Subject and the Context of Punishment: Jane F. Collier, Bill Maurer and Liliana Su rez-Navaz (1995) Sanctioned Identities: Legal Constructions of Modern Personhood; Katherine Verdery (1998) Transnationalism, Nationalism, Citizenship and Property: Eastern Europe Since 1989; Mindie Lazarus-Black (1994) Alternative Readings: The Status of the Status of Children Act in Antigua and Barbuda; Brinkley Messick (1998) Written Identities: Legal Subjects in an Islamic State; Erin P. Moore (1993) Gender, Power and Legal Pluralism: Rajasthan, India; Sally Engle Merry (1997) Global Human Rights and Local Social Movements in a Legally Plural World; Austin Sarat (1997) Vengeance, Victims and the Identities of Law; Richard A. Wilson (2000) Reconciliation and Revenge in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Rethinking Legal Pluralism and Human Rights. Property: The Constitution of Owners and Objects Owned: C.M. Hann (1993) From Production to Property: Decollectivization and the Family-Land Relationship in Contemporary Hungary; James Holston (1991) The Misrule of Law: Land and Usurpation in Brazil; Ronen Shamir (1996) Suspended in Space: Bedouins under the Law of Israel; James F. Weiner (1999) Culture in a Sealed Envelope: The Concealment of Australian Aboriginal Heritage and Tradition in the Hindmarsh Island Bridge Affair; Marina Roseman (1998) Singers of the Landscape: Song, History and Property Rights in the Malaysian Rain Forest; Michael F. Brown (1998) Can Culture be Copyrighted?, Georgina Born (1996) (Im)materiality and Sociality: The Dynamics of Intellectual Property in a Computer Software Research Culture; Marilyn Strathern (1996) Potential Property: Intellectual Rights and Property in Persons; Alain Pottage (1998) The Inscription of Life in Law: Genes, Patents and Bio-politics. State and Law under Colonial Rule: Nicholas B. Dirks (1986) From Little King to Landlord: Property, Law and the Gift under the Madras Permanent Settlement; Richard Saumarez Smith (1985) Rule-by-Records and Rule-by-Reports: Complementary Aspects of the British Imperial Rule of Law; Sally Falk Moore (1992) Treating Law as Knowledge: Telling Colonial Officers What to Say to Africans about Running ""Their Own"" Native Courts.