law anthropology and the constitution of the social making persons and things cambridge studies in law and society

Download Book Law Anthropology And The Constitution Of The Social Making Persons And Things Cambridge Studies In Law And Society in PDF format. You can Read Online Law Anthropology And The Constitution Of The Social Making Persons And Things Cambridge Studies In Law And Society here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Law Anthropology And The Constitution Of The Social

Author : Alain Pottage
ISBN : 0521539455
Genre : Law
File Size : 38. 70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 406
Read : 562

Download Now


This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores how persons and things - the central elements of the social - are fabricated by legal rituals and institutions. The contributors, legal and anthropological theorists alike, focus on a set of specific institutional and ethnographic contexts, and some unexpected and thought-provoking analogies emerge from this intellectual encounter between law and anthropology. For example, contemporary anxieties about the legal status of the biotechnological body seem to resonate with the questions addressed by ancient Roman law in its treatment of dead bodies. The analogy between copyright and the transmission of intangible designs in Melanesia suddenly makes western images of authorship seem quite unfamiliar. A comparison between law and laboratory science presents the production of legal artefacts in new light. These studies are of particular relevance at a time when law, faced with the inventiveness of biotechnology, finds it increasingly difficult to draw the line between persons and things.

Law Society And History

Author : Robert W. Gordon
ISBN : 9781139498128
Genre : Law
File Size : 34. 44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 421
Read : 428

Download Now


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.

Law And Society

Author : Steven Vago
ISBN : 9781317346852
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30. 18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 431
Read : 1227

Download Now


For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Examines the interplay between law and society. Law and Society, 10e 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. In addition, it looks at the legal system in the context of race, class, and gender and considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary and interdisciplinary context.

Legalism

Author : Paul Dresch
ISBN : 9780199664269
Genre : History
File Size : 22. 99 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 327
Read : 598

Download Now


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.

China And Islam

Author : Matthew S. Erie
ISBN : 9781316577998
Genre : Law
File Size : 55. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 786
Read : 263

Download Now


China and Islam examines the intersection of two critical issues of the contemporary world: Islamic revival and an assertive China, questioning the assumption that Islamic law is incompatible with state law. It finds that both Hui and the Party-State invoke, interpret, and make arguments based on Islamic law, a minjian (unofficial) law in China, to pursue their respective visions of 'the good'. Based on fieldwork in Linxia, 'China's Little Mecca', this study follows Hui clerics, youthful translators on the 'New Silk Road', female educators who reform traditional madrasas, and Party cadres as they reconcile Islamic and socialist laws in the course of the everyday. The first study of Islamic law in China and one of the first ethnographic accounts of law in postsocialist China, China and Islam unsettles unidimensional perceptions of extremist Islam and authoritarian China through Hui minjian practices of law.

Law Politics And Society

Author : Suzanne Samuels
ISBN : 0618376518
Genre : Education
File Size : 83. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 220
Read : 1222

Download Now


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.

Law S Fragile State

Author : Mark Fathi Massoud
ISBN : 9781107026070
Genre : Law
File Size : 77. 29 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 746
Read : 1118

Download Now


Uncovers how colonial administrators, postcolonial governments and international aid agencies have promoted stability and their own visions of the rule of law in Sudan.

Law Against The State

Author : Julia Eckert
ISBN : 9781107379046
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75. 97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 824
Read : 455

Download Now


This collection of rich, empirically grounded case studies investigates the conditions and consequences of 'juridification' - the use of law by ordinary individuals as a form of protest against 'the state'. Starting from the actual practices of claimants, these case studies address the translation and interpretation of legal norms into local concepts, actions and practices in a way that highlights the social and cultural dynamism and multivocality of communities in their interaction with the law and legal norms. The contributors to this volume challenge the image of homogeneous and primordially norm-bound cultures that has been (unintentionally) perpetuated by some of the more prevalent treatments of law and culture. This volume highlights the heterogeneous geography of law and the ways boundaries between different legal bodies are transcended in struggles for rights. Contributions include case studies from South Africa, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Turkey, India, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, the Marshall Islands and Russia.

Studies In Islamic Law And Society

Author : Muhammad Khalid Masud
ISBN : UOM:35112203578150
Genre : Islam and state
File Size : 47. 57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 706
Read : 843

Download Now



Free Speech In Its Forgotten Years 1870 1920

Author : David M. Rabban
ISBN : 0521655374
Genre : History
File Size : 48. 58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 116
Read : 299

Download Now


Most American historians and legal scholars incorrectly assume that controversies and litigation about free speech began abruptly during World War I. However, this text reveals that important free speech controversies and legal cases, often involving sex reformers and labor unions, preceded the Espionage Act of 1917.

Top Download:

Best Books