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The Resource Law against the state : ethnographic forays into law's transformations, [edited by] Julia Eckert, Brian Donahoe, Christian Strümpell, Zerrin Özlem Biner

Law against the state : ethnographic forays into law's transformations, [edited by] Julia Eckert, Brian Donahoe, Christian Strümpell, Zerrin Özlem Biner

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Law against the state : ethnographic forays into law's transformations
Title
Law against the state
Title remainder
ethnographic forays into law's transformations
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Julia Eckert, Brian Donahoe, Christian Strümpell, Zerrin Özlem Biner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1972-
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  • Eckert, Julia M
  • Donahoe, Brian
  • Strümpell, Christian
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • Public interest law
  • Ethnological jurisprudence
  • Law and economic development
  • Government litigation
  • Law
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
Law against the state : ethnographic forays into law's transformations, [edited by] Julia Eckert, Brian Donahoe, Christian Strümpell, Zerrin Özlem Biner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9781107014664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774982512
Label
Law against the state : ethnographic forays into law's transformations, [edited by] Julia Eckert, Brian Donahoe, Christian Strümpell, Zerrin Özlem Biner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9781107014664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012002121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774982512

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