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Comparative Anthropology of Law


Elizabeth Mertz


University of Wisconsin - Madison; American Bar Foundation

Mark Goodale


George Mason University

January 20, 2012

COMPARATIVE LAW AND SOCIETY: RESEARCH HANDBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE LAW, David Clark, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1184

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This Article reviews the history and current status of Legal Anthropology, a subfield of the general field of Sociocultural Anthropology. It describes successive transformations in the anthropological study of law and law-like systems across cultures and through time.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: legal anthropology, empirical legal studies, new legal realism, law and social science, legal ethnography

JEL Classification: K40

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Date posted: January 23, 2012  

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Mertz, Elizabeth and Goodale, Mark, Comparative Anthropology of Law (January 20, 2012). COMPARATIVE LAW AND SOCIETY: RESEARCH HANDBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE LAW, David Clark, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1184. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1988908

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