Law as Culture: An Invitation / Edition 1

Law as Culture: An Invitation / Edition 1

by Lawrence Rosen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691125554

ISBN-13: 9780691125558

Pub. Date: 07/03/2006

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Law is integral to culture, and culture to law. Often considered a distinctive domain with strange rules and stranger language, law is actually part of a culture's way of expressing its sense of the order of things. In Law as Culture, Lawrence Rosen invites readers to consider how the facts that are adduced in legal forums connect to the ways in which facts are

Overview

Law is integral to culture, and culture to law. Often considered a distinctive domain with strange rules and stranger language, law is actually part of a culture's way of expressing its sense of the order of things. In Law as Culture, Lawrence Rosen invites readers to consider how the facts that are adduced in legal forums connect to the ways in which facts are constructed in everyday life, how the processes of legal decision-making share the logic by which the culture as a whole is put together, and how courts, mediators, or social pressures fashion a sense of the world as consistent with common sense and social identity. Throughout the book, the reader is invited to approach law afresh, as a realm that is integral to every culture and as a window into the nature of culture itself.

About the Author:
Lawrence Rosen is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and adjunct professor of law at Columbia University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691125558
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Law and Social Control     14
Creating Facts     68
Reason, Power, Law     131
Law as Cosmology     169
Conclusion     198
Further Reading     201
Index     213

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