Legal Anthropology: An Introduction

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Altamira Press, 2008 - Law - 265 pages
"Legal Anthropology: An Introduction offers an initial overview of the challenging debates surrounding the cross-cultural analysis of legal systems. Equal parts review and criticism, James M. Donovan outlines the historical landmarks in the development of the discipline, identifying both strengths and weaknesses of each stage and contribution. Legal Anthropology suggests that future progress can be made by looking at the perceived fairness of social regulation, rather than sanction or dispute resolution, as the distinguishing feature of law."--BOOK JACKET.

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General Theoretical Background
Studying Law in the Field

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James M. Donovan teaches legal anthropology at the University of Georgia. He is co-author of Anthropology and Law.

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