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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.

Legalism

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 Powers Of Law

Author : Mauricio García-Villegas
ISBN : 9781108554220
Genre : Law
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Comparative studies can reveal much about how law is formed out of social reality and political power by exploring these interactions in different national contexts. In this work Mauricio García-Villegas compares ideas about law and society in France and the United States, demonstrating different approaches to socio-political legal studies. Using the interdisciplinary tools of the sociology of law, critical legal theory, and socio-legal studies, García-Villegas builds up an insightful overview of what constitutes law and society theory and practice in France and the United States. He brings together diverse perspectives and practices that generally do not communicate well with one another, as is often the case between the critical theory of law of jurists and the legal sociology of sociologists. This study will allow readers to understand the sociology of law in a comparative perspective and sets out a new research agenda for the field of socio-political legal studies.

Die Organisation Des Religi Sen Raums In Aleppo

Author : Stefan Knost
ISBN : 3899137353
Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations (Islamic law)
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Law And Society

Author : David S. Clark
ISBN : 076192387X
Genre : Social Science
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The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an Advisory Board of 62 members from 20 countries and six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.

Studies In Islamic Law And Society

Author : Muhammad Khalid Masud
ISBN : UOM:35112203578150
Genre : Islam and state
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The Empire Of Love

Author : Elizabeth A. Povinelli
ISBN : 0822338890
Genre : Psychology
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Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint.

A Companion To Latin American Anthropology

Author : Deborah Poole
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131708179
Genre : Social Science
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Comprised of 24 newly commissioned chapters, this defining reference volume on Latin America introduces English-language readers to the debates, traditions, and sensibilities that have shaped the study of this diverse region. Contributors include some of the most prominent figures in Latin American and Latin Americanist anthropology Offers previously unpublished work from Latin America scholars that has been translated into English explicitly for this volume Includes overviews of national anthropologies in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil, and is also topically focused on new research Draws on original ethnographic and archival research Highlights national and regional debates Provides a vivid sense of how anthropologists often combine intellectual and political work to address the pressing social and cultural issues of Latin America

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