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Colonizing Hawai'i The Cultural Power of Law

ISBN-10: 0691009325

ISBN-13: 9780691009322

Edition: 2000

Authors: Sally Engle Merry

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How does law transform family, sexuality and community in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonising process? This book describes how Hawaiian law was displaced by a transplanted Anglo-American law.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
A Note on Language and Terminology
Introduction
Encounters in a Contact Zone: New England Missionaries, Lawyers, and the Appropriation of Anglo-American Law, 1820-1852
The Process of Legal Transformation
The First Transition: Religious Law
The Second Transition: Secular Law
Local Practices of Policing and Judging in Hilo, Hawai'i
The Social History of a Plantation Town
Judges and Caseloads in Hilo
Protest and the Law on the Hilo Sugar Plantations
Sexuality, Marriage, and the Management of the Body
Conclusions
Appendixes
Cases from Hilo District Court
Accompanying Tables
Notes
References
Index