Law In Culture And Society / Edition 1

Law In Culture And Society / Edition 1

by Laura Nader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520208331

ISBN-13: 9780520208339

Pub. Date: 04/25/1997

Publisher: University of California Press


As conflict resolution becomes increasingly important to urban and rural peoples around the globe, the value of this classic anthology of studies of process, structure, comparison, and perception of the law is acclaimed by policy makers as well as anthropologists throughout the world. The case studies include evidence from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania…  See more details below

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As conflict resolution becomes increasingly important to urban and rural peoples around the globe, the value of this classic anthology of studies of process, structure, comparison, and perception of the law is acclaimed by policy makers as well as anthropologists throughout the world. The case studies include evidence from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, and they reflect the important shift from a concern with what law is to what law does.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520208339
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/25/1997
Edition description:
First Edition, With a new preface
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. ICase Studies of Law in Non-Western Societies
Introduction11
Dispute Settlement Without Courts: The Ndendeuli of Southern Tanzania24
Styles of Court Procedure: To Make the Balance69
Keresan Pueblo Law92
Law at the Village Level : The Cottica Djuka of Surinam117
Ontology of the Judicial Thought of the Kabre of Northern Togo141
Struck by Speech: The Yakan Concept of Litigation147
Pt. IILaw and Innovation in Non-Western Societies
Introduction169
Law and Personality: Signposts for a New Direction176
Structural Change and Primitive Law: Consequences of a Papaun Legal Case208
Uniformity and Variation in Chief-Made Law: A Tswana Case Study230
Constitutional Ambiguities and the British Administration of Royal Careers Among the Bemba of Zambia245
Pt. IIICase Studies of Law in Western Societies
Introduction273
Law as a Way of Resolving Conflicts: The Case of a Small Industrialized Society282
The Offer of a Free Home: A Case Study in the Family Law of the Poor304
Cases, Courts, and Congestion327
Pt. IVComparative Studies
Introduction337
Concepts in the Comparative Study of Tribal Law379
Descent and Legal Position374
Ethnography and Comparison in Legal Anthropology401
Bibliography419
Contributors440
Index444

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