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Vol 21 No 12 Dec 16/Jan 17

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
Price: £90.00

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The Judgement of Culture: Cultural Assumptions in American Law

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ISBN13: 9781138237797
To be Published: April 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £26.99



This original and thought-provoking volume considers how cultural assumptions are built into legal decision-making, drawing on a series of case studies to demonstrate the range of ways courts express their understanding of human nature, social relationships and the sense of orderliness that cultural schemes purport to offer. Unpacking issues such as native heritage, male circumcision and natural law, Rosen provides fresh insight into socio-legal studies, drawing on his extensive experience as both an anthropologist and a law professional to provide a unique perspective on the important issue of law and cultural practice.