Inside and Outside the Law

Inside and Outside the Law

by Olivia Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 041512929X

ISBN-13: 9780415129299

Pub. Date: 12/06/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Inside and Outside the Law analyses the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens. Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme develops to engage with current debates concerning the status of

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Inside and Outside the Law analyses the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens. Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme develops to engage with current debates concerning the status of rules and codification in social life and to the revival of interest in moralities.
With chapters that encompass countries such as Peru, Mozambique, Spain, Iran, the US and Britain this book has a strong global perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415129299
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/1996
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: inside and outside the law1
2Human rights talk and anthropological ambivalence: the particular context of universal claims19
3Vigilantism: order and disorder on the frontiers of the state41
4Trading in ambiguity: law, rights and realities in the distribution of land in northern Mozambique56
5The law and the market: rhetorics of exclusion and inclusion among London prostitutes75
6In praise of bastards: the uncertainties of mestizo identity in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Andes98
7Living their lives in courts: the counter-hegemonic force of the Tswana kgotla in a colonial context125
8A public flogging in south-western Iran: juridical rule, abolition of legality and local resistance157
9Which centre, whose margin? Notes towards an archaeology of US Supreme Court Case 91-948, 1993 (Church of the Lukumi vs. City of Hialeah, South Florida)184
Index210

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