Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal ...

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Overview

Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.

Law and Anthropology, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and anthropology scholarship today. It focuses on the inter-connections between the two disciplines and also includes case studies from around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199580910
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Series: Current Legal Issues Series
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London and is the series editor for Current Legal Issues.

David Napier is Professor of Anthropology at University College London.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction: Law and Anthropology Michael Freeman David Napier 1

1 Riding or Killing the Centaur? Reflections on the Identities of Legal Anthropology Franz von Benda-Beckmann 13

2 Law and Anthropology: Old Relations, New Relativities Carol J Greenhouse 47

3 Law and Anthropology in a 'Glocal' World: The Challenge of Dialogue Christoph Eberhard 67

4 Cultural Conflicts Annelise Riles 89

5 Ethnography in Ordinary Case Law Rebecca R French 126

6 From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form Fernanda Pirie 143

7 Anthropological Perspectives on Legal Pluralism and Governance in a Transnational World Anne Griffiths 164

8 Anthropologists in the Canadian Courts Elizabeth Cassell 187

9 Legal Foundations for the Recognition of Customary Law in the Post-Colonial South Pacific Erika J Techera 218

10 Indigeneity and the Expert: Negotiating Identity in the Case of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve Maria Sapignoli 247

11 The Lie of the Land: Suturing the Jural and the Ritual in Fiji, Western Pacific Allen Abramson 269

12 The Role of Social Representations in the Production and Application of the Law: A Case Study of Property Law in Senegal Caroline Plançon 292

13 Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures Claudia Ituarte-Lima 313

14 Indigenous Peoples and the Right of Political Autonomy in an Age of Global Legal Pluralism Steven Wheatley 351

15 Relating to the Subjects of Human Rights: The Culture of Agency in Human Rights Discourse Sally Engle Merry 385

16 Multicultural Interlegality? Negotiating Family Law in the Context of Muslim Legal Pluralism in the UK Samia Bano 408

17 Professional Integrity Richard Abel 430

18 Discipline Exchange on Swaps Marie-Andrée Jacob 465

19 Bestia Sacer and Agamben's Anthropological Machine: Biomedical/Legal Taxonomies as Somatechnologies of Human and Nonhuman Animals' Ethico-Political Relations Robin Mackenzie 484

20 Framing The Family in Late Imperial China: An Anthropological Glance at Some Family Cases in the Conspectus of Penal Cases (Xing'an huilan) Françoise Lauwaert 524

21 The Rules of Buddhist Monks: Issues of Property and Pollution Malcolm Voyce 550

Index 565

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