The Law of Primitive Man
A Study in Comparative Legal Dynamics
By (author) E. Adamson Hoebel
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Law of Primitive Man by E. Adamson Hoebel
Book DescriptionA classic work in the anthropology of law, this book offered one of the first ambitiously conceived analyses of the fundamental rights and duties that are treated as law among non-literate peoples (labelled "primitive" at the time of the original publication). The heart of the book is a description and analysis of the law of five societies: the Eskimo; the Ifugao of northern Luzon in the Philippines; the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne tribes of the western plains of the United States; the Trobriand Islanders of the southwest Pacific; and the Ashanti of western Africa. Hoebel's lucid analysis reveals the variety and complexity of these societies' political and legal institutions. It emphasizes their use of due process in adjudication and enforcement and highlights the importance of general explicit standards of conduct in these societies. In offering these detailed case studies of societies studied by other anthropologists, and in outlining an influential approach to the subject, it remains an illuminating book for both scholars and students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674023628
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author E. Adamson Hoebel
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Author Biography - E. Adamson Hoebel
E. Adamson Hoebel (1925 - 1983) was Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
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