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From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


Legal Pluralism: A Systems Theory Approach to Language, Translation, and Communication

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the nature of the legal code and how it can be used to study state, inter-state, and non-state legal orders. It illustrates how codes can resolve or reduce problems of ... More


Legal Thought: Meaning and Power

Fernanda Pirie

in The Anthropology of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the possibility of considering law as meaning and the apparent alternative of considering law as an aspect of power, and their limitations. The apparent dichotomy between the ... More


Penal Regimes of Political Delinquency

Nitzan Shoshan

in The Management of Hate: Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171951
eISBN:
9781400883653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171951.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the juridical production of what it calls “political delinquency,” a figure that condenses irresolvable contradictions between forceful taboos on the one hand and liberal law on ... More


Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More


“Returning from the Enemy”: The Poetics and Politics of Indigenous Women’s Legal History

Katrina Jagodinsky

in Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300211689
eISBN:
9780300220810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211689.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book explores the ways that Indigenous women dealt with the challenges posed by the existing legal codes in the Puget Sound and Sonoran borderlands during the period 1854–1946. Drawing on ... More


Introduction

Alex J. Bellamy

in Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199288427
eISBN:
9780191745430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288427.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is morally prohibited. Most of the world's major ethical traditions and legal codes forbid the deliberate killing of people who are ... More


The Pivotal Characterization: Ancient Law as Non-Statutory Law

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Scholars of biblical law have long seen the inconsistencies among the law corpora of the Pentateuch as signs of schools and communities in conflict. This chapter offers an introductory foundation for ... More


Of Families or Individuals?: Southern Child Workers and the Progressive Crusade for Child Labor Regulation, 1899–1920

Gwendoline Alphonso

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rhetoric of reform and opposition to reform as well as the “lived experience” of children by focusing on congressional testimony and policy debates over the issue of child ... More


Women on the Road: Identities in Motion

Laura Nenzi

in Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831172
eISBN:
9780824869199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how malleable spaces of travel sustained many women’s attempts to redefine their personas. Along the road, women could subtly call into question some of the parameters by ... More


God as Liberator and the Slave: “Did not One form us both in the womb?”

James A. Diamond

in Jewish Theology Unbound

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198805694
eISBN:
9780191843648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805694.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers a new approach to the moral quandary of the biblical sanctioning of slavery. The chapter argues that the Bible shapes its ideal view of slavery, not simply as deleterious to the ... More


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