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The Resource The life of the law : anthropological projects, Laura Nader

The life of the law : anthropological projects, Laura Nader

Label
The life of the law : anthropological projects
Title
The life of the law
Title remainder
anthropological projects
Statement of responsibility
Laura Nader
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Laura Nader investigates an issue of vital importance for our time: the role of the law in the struggle for social and economic justice. In this book she gives an overview of the history of legal anthropology and at the same time urges anthropologists, lawyers, and activists to recognize the centrality of law in social change. Nader traces the evolution of the plaintiff's role in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century and argues that the atrophy of the plaintiff's power during this period represents a profound challenge to justice and democracy. Taking into account the vast changes wrought in both anthropology and the law by globalization, Nader speaks to the increasing dominance of large business corporations and the prominence of neoliberal ideology and practice today. In her discussion of these trends, she considers the rise of the alternative dispute resolution movement, which since the 1960s has been part of a major overhaul of the U.S. judicial system. Nader links the increasing popularity of this movement with the erosion of the plaintiff's power and suggests that mediation as an approach to conflict resolution is structured to favor powerful--often corporate --interests
Action
digitized
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Nader, Laura
Dewey number
340/.115
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Law and anthropology
Label
The life of the law : anthropological projects, Laura Nader
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; 1. Evolving an Ethnography of Law: A Personal Document; 2. Lawyers and Anthropologists; 3. Hegemonic Processes in Law: Colonial to Contemporary; 4. The Plaintiff: A User Theory; Epilogue; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocm52999594
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520936188
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52999594
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The life of the law : anthropological projects, Laura Nader
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; 1. Evolving an Ethnography of Law: A Personal Document; 2. Lawyers and Anthropologists; 3. Hegemonic Processes in Law: Colonial to Contemporary; 4. The Plaintiff: A User Theory; Epilogue; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocm52999594
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520936188
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52999594
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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