Comparative Anthropology of Law
University of Wisconsin - Madison; American Bar Foundation
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
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
Date posted: January 23, 2012
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