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Legal Anthropology An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0759109834

ISBN-13: 9780759109834

Edition: 2007

Authors: James M. Donovan

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James M. Donovan, PhD, received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. A veteran of HMO mental health work, he has served as staff psychologist at Harvard Community Health Plan, now Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, for over 25 years. Dr. Donovan is founder and codirector of the Mental Health Fellowship at Harvard Vanguard and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Introduction: Why Study Legal Anthropology?
General Theoretical Background
Philosophical Starting Points
Studying Law in the Field
Natural Law: Description and Reactions
Sociology of Law
Ethnographic Foundations
The Classic Period
Malinowski and Reciprocity-Based Law
Schapera and Codification of Indigenous Law
Hoebel and the Rise of Legal Realism
Gluckman and Identification of Legal Universals
Bohannan and Relativism
Pospisil and Differentiating the Institutions of Social Regulation
Postclassic Ethnography
Nader and Processualism
O'Barr and Conley and Studying Up
Highlights of Comparative Anthropology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Dispute Resolution
Legal Pluralism
Issues in Applied Legal Anthropology
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Rights
The Culture Defense
A Fairness-Centered Legal Anthropology
Overview and Prospects