Crime and Custom in Savage Society

Crime and Custom in Savage Society

by Bronislaw Malinowski
     
 

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“[A] stimulating contribution to the study of law and order in a primitive society.”

—I. Schapera, Man

 

The best lesson Malinowski provides us with comes in the last paragraphs of Crime and Custom in Savage Society: "The true problem is not to study how human life submits to rules; the

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“[A] stimulating contribution to the study of law and order in a primitive society.”

—I. Schapera, Man

 

The best lesson Malinowski provides us with comes in the last paragraphs of Crime and Custom in Savage Society: "The true problem is not to study how human life submits to rules; the real problem is how the rules become adapted to life." On that question, he has left us richly inspired to continue the quest.

 

“Brilliant, weighted with many concrete facts, illustrated with graphic accounts of Melanesian crimes and tragedies, and illuminated with the clear insight of one who knows these people well, Crime and Custom in Savage Society offers the social scientist a fascinating and scholarly study in the sociology of law.”<br /> —Leslie A. White,

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“Malinowski has said a great deal for so small a book. This little treatise is destined to be widely read and oft referred to.” —Frank H. Hankins, Social Forces “Brilliant, weighted with many concrete facts, illustrated with graphic accounts of Melanesian crimes and tragedies, and illuminated with the clear insight of one who knows these people well, Crime and Custom offers the social scientist a fascinating and scholarly study in the sociology of law.” —Leslie A. White, American Journal of Sociology “[A] stimulating contribution to the study of law and order in a primitive society.” —I. Schapera, Man “Rarely has such a little book had such a big intellectual influence… Until well after World War II almost every work of legal anthropology felt the need to cite it and take it on. Even now, it remains a core element of the legal anthropologist’s basic literacy.” —John M. Conley and William M. O’Barr, Law & Social Inquiry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412849333
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
06/30/2013
Series:
Law, Culture, and Society , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
157
File size:
1 MB

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