COMPARATIVE LAW AND SOCIETY: RESEARCH HANDBOOKS IN COMPARATIVE LAW, David Clark, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012
16 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 20, 2012
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.
Keywords: legal anthropology, empirical legal studies, new legal realism, law and social science, legal ethnography
JEL Classification: K40
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1988908