The Cultural Defense

The Cultural Defense

by Alison Dundes Renteln

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195154023
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)

About the Author

Alison Dundes Renteln is Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at the University of Southern California. An expert on cultural rights, her publications include International Human Rights and Folk Law (co-edited with Alan Dundes). She holds a Ph.D in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley, and a J.D. from USC.

Table of Contents

Part ILaw and Culture
1Introduction5
2Why Culture Matters for Justice10
Part IICulture Conflicts in the Courtroom
3Homicide23
4Children48
5Drugs73
6Animals94
7Marriage114
8Attire139
9The Dead159
Part IIIToward a Principle of Maximum Accommodation
10The Cultural Defense in Theory and Practice185
11The Right to Culture211
Notes221
Bibliography321
Index391

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