Law in Culture and Society
Edited by Laura Nader
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Law in Culture and Society by Laura Nader
Book DescriptionAs conflict resolution becomes increasingly important to urban and rural peoples around the globe, the value of this classic anthology of studies of process, structure, comparison, and perception of the law is acclaimed by policy makers as well as anthropologists throughout the world. The case studies include evidence from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, and they reflect the important shift from a concern with what law is to what law does.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520208339
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laura Nader
What the Rest Think of the West, Paperback (October 2015)
Provides a historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. This book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west in the scope of history.
Culture and Dignity, Hardback (October 2012)
* Outlines an anthropology for the 21st century that focuses on the myriad connections between peoples especially the critical intercultural dialogues between the cultures of the East and the West * Takes an historical and ethnographic approach to studying the intermingling of Arab peoples and the West.
Energy Reader, Paperback (April 2010)
The Energy Reader presents a series of readings that examine the energy problem from an anthropological perspective and look at energy holistically, including social and cultural components and long term implications for global and social environmental change.
Plunder, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by Laura Nader
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder - the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones.
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Author Biography - Laura Nader
Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include No Access to Law: Alternatives in the American Justice System, Harmony Ideology: Justice and Control in a Zapotec Mountain Village, and Naked Science.
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