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Law Anthropology And The Constitution Of The Social

Author : Alain Pottage
ISBN : 0521539455
Genre : Law
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This book is the product of a collaboration between leading theorists in law and anthropology. It develops an innovative analysis of legal practices. Specifically, it focuses on how law produces persons and things, and develops new approaches to the question of ownership. These approaches are of particular value in understanding the cultural impact of biotechnology. At the same time they illuminate the history of western law, and develop thought-provoking comparisons between western law and Islamic law.

Law Society And History

Author : Robert W. Gordon
ISBN : 9781139498128
Genre : Law
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This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by an international group of distinguished scholars. All of them have been influenced by the eminent and prolific legal historian, legal sociologist and scholar of comparative law, Lawrence M. Friedman. Not just a Festschrift of essays by colleagues and disciples, this volume presents a sustained examination and application of Friedman's ideas and methods. Together, the essays in this volume show the powerful ripple effects of Friedman's work on American and comparative legal sociology, American and comparative legal history and the general sociology of law and legal change.


Author : Paul Dresch
ISBN : 9780199664269
Genre : History
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This volume aims at a wide audience, embracing anthropology, history, and legal studies. A lengthy introduction examines the problems anthropology and history share in dealing with law. The chapters then follow a trajectory from discussing what legalism is and what counts as law for whom, through how legal concepts work in a range of historical and ethnographic settings, to the problems posed to those who must live with abstract categories and rules. Thesettings addressed range from medieval England and France to Burma, India, Saharan oases, and southern Arabia. No specialist knowledge is assumed. The work is accessible to a student audience as much as to scholars.

The Anthropology Of Law

Author : Fernanda Pirie
ISBN : 9780199696840
Genre : Law
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Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.

Law Politics And Society

Author : Suzanne Samuels
ISBN : 0618376518
Genre : Education
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This text studies the inextricable links between law, society, and politics through an in-depth examination of the institutions for law-making in the United States, focusing on the function, structure, and participants in the process. The institutions-oriented approach focuses on contemporary coverage of the interrelationship between law and society, and includes discussion of controversial topics, such as the influence of race, class, gender, and corporate governance on the law. Law, Politics, and Society also looks at the theoretical and philosophical foundations of American law and provides comparative and international perspectives. Diversity is embedded into each chapter within the readings—drawn from a broad range of interdisciplinary sources such as sociology, history, and medicine—as well as in activities, which encourage discussion about law and race, national origin, gender, and class. In addition, excellent coverage of how the law has changed since September 11, 2001 helps students understand these complex relationships in a tangible way. Popular Culture features use a series of photographs to help students understand how law both informs and is informed by popular culture. Law in Action features apply the concepts of each chapter to an actual law in order to illustrate the central point and to help students better understand theoretical concepts.

Understanding Jurisprudence

Author : Raymond Wacks
ISBN : 0199532125
Genre : Law
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The concept of law lies at the very heart of social and political life. Universal principles like justice, rights, and morality can not be fully understood without us thinking about the role that law plays and the purpose behind our legal systems and institutions. Understanding Jurisprudenceopens up these challenging concepts to provide an engaging introduction to legal theory. The book guides the reader through the intriguing nature of jurisprudence and explores the central ideas and theories that continue to be hotly debated to this day.An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and distinguished writer in the field, Raymond Wacks adopts an approach that is easy to follow and understand without avoiding any of the complexities and subtleties of the subject. Students of law, politics, philosophy, and other social sciences will findthis an ideal starting point in their study of legal theory.Online Resource CentreAn online resource centre provides:Web links to useful sitesQuestions and answersFurther reading, including links to journal articlesBroader discussion of issues raised in the textAnalysis of current controversies of a jurisprudential nature such as news events and political debatesTwo additional chapters providing tips and advice on the study of jurisprudenceA glossary of terms

Law And Society

Author : Steven Vago
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063981216
Genre : Social Science
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This highly readable and comprehensive book offers a balanced, current and comprehensive overview of the legal system; and administrative, criminal and civil law in a cross-cultural context. It considers the most recent theories and research findings, and emphasizes developing and emerging trends. It focuses on the evolution of modern legal systems, current intellectual movements in law, interplay between law and social change, and the main concerns and issues in the profession and practice of law. This is the only book that considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary context with an interdisciplinary emphasis. For individuals interested in the law, criminal justice, and political science.

Ethnologia Europaea

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ISBN : UCLA:L0106153745
Genre : Ethnology
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Law And Society

Author : Steven Vago
ISBN : STANFORD:36105064228922
Genre : Social Science
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Law and Society 9th edition provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives.

Studies In Islamic Law And Society

Author : Muhammad Khalid Masud
ISBN : UOM:35112203578150
Genre : Islam and state
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