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Law and Empire in the Pacific

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ISBN13: 9780852559499
ISBN: 0852559496
Published: June 2004
Publisher: James Currey (Publishers) Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £50.00

Focusing on the intimate relationship between law, culture, and the production of social knowledge, these essays re-center law in social theory. Speaking to Fijian and Hawaiian circumstances, this volume illuminates the role of legal and archival practice in constructing ethnic and political identities and producing colonial and anthropological knowledge.

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Introduction by Sally Engle Merry & Donald Brenneis - A chief does not rule land, he rules people: Luganda Proverb by Jane F. Collier - Gordon was no amateur: imperial legal strategies in the colonization of Fiji by John D. Kelly - Talking back to law & empire: hula in Hawaiian-language literature in 1861 by Noenoe K. Silva - Law & identity in an American colony by Sally Engle Merry - Promised lands: from colonial law-giving to postcolonial takeovers in Fiji by Martha Kaplan - Law as object by Annelise Riles - Ku'e & Ku'oko'a: history, law, & other faiths by Jon Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio - Delegating closure by Hirokazu Miyazaki - Heartbreak islands: reflections on Fiji in transition by Brij V. Lal - References