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Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,098
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Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things...

Cambridge Studies in Law and Society - Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things (Paperback)

Alain Pottage, Martha Mundy; Series edited by Chris Arup, Martin Chanock, Pat O'Malley, Sally Engle Merry, Susan Silbey

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This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores how persons and things - the central elements of the social - are fabricated by legal rituals and institutions. The contributors, legal and anthropological theorists alike, focus on a set of specific institutional and ethnographic contexts, and some unexpected and thought-provoking analogies emerge from this intellectual encounter between law and anthropology. For example, contemporary anxieties about the legal status of the biotechnological body seem to resonate with the questions addressed by ancient Roman law in its treatment of dead bodies. The analogy between copyright and the transmission of intangible designs in Melanesia suddenly makes western images of authorship seem quite unfamiliar. A comparison between law and laboratory science presents the production of legal artefacts in new light. These studies are of particular relevance at a time when law, faced with the inventiveness of biotechnology, finds it increasingly difficult to draw the line between persons and things.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2004
First published: December 2008
Editors: Alain Pottage • Martha Mundy
Series editors: Chris Arup • Martin Chanock • Pat O'Malley • Sally Engle Merry • Susan Silbey
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 324
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-53945-6
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > General
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Social law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Social law > General
LSN: 0-521-53945-5
Barcode: 9780521539456

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