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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Anthropology, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and anthropology scholarship today. It focuses on the inter-connections between the two disciplines and also includes case studies from around the world.
Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London and is the series editor for Current Legal Issues. David Napier is Professor of Anthropology at University College London.
General Editors' Preface ; Introduction: Law and Anthropology ; 1. Riding or Killing the Centaur? Reflections on the Identities of Legal Anthropology ; 2. Law and Anthropology: Old Relations, New Relativities ; 3. Law and Anthropology in a <"Glocal>" World: The Challenge of Dialogue ; 4. Cultural Conflicts ; 5. Ethnography in Ordinary Case Law ; 6. From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form ; 7. Anthropological Perspectives on Legal Pluralism and Governance in a Transnational World ; 8. Anthropologists In The Canadian Courts ; 9. Legal Foundations for the Recognition of Customary Law in the Post-Colonial South Pacific ; 10. Indigeneity and the Expert: Negotiating Identity in the Case of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve ; 11. The Lie of the Land: Suturing the Jural and the Ritual in Fiji, Western Pacific ; 12. The Role of Social Representations in the Production and Application of the Law: A Case Study of Property Law in Senegal ; 13. Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures ; 14. Indigenous Peoples and the Right of Political Autonomy in an Age of Global Legal Pluralism ; 15. Relating to the Subjects of Human Rights: The Culture of Agency in Human Rights Discourse ; 16. Multicultural Interlegality? Negotiating Family Law in the Context of Muslim Legal Pluralism in the UK ; 17. Professional Integrity ; 18. Discipline Exchange on Swaps ; 19. Bestia Sacer and Agamben's Anthropological Machine: Biomedical/Legal Taxonomies as Somatechnologies of Human and Nonhuman Animals' Ethico-Political Relations ; 20. Framing The Family in Late Imperial China: An Anthropological Glance at Some Family Cases in the Conspectus of Penal Cases (Xing'an huilan) ; 21. The Rules of Buddhist Monks: Issues of Property and Pollution
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