Law and Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)

Law and Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)

By: Donald Brenneis (editor), Sally Engle Merry (editor)Paperback

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Focusing on the intimate relationship between law, culture, and the production of social knowledge, these essays re-center law in social theory. Speaking to Fijian and Hawaiian circumstances, this volume illuminates the role of legal and archival practice in constructing ethnic and political identities and producing colonial and anthropological knowledge.

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Sally Engle Merry is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Wellesley College; Donald Brenneis is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Contents

Introduction by Sally Engle Merry & Donald Brenneis - A chief does not rule land, he rules people: Luganda Proverb by Jane F. Collier - Gordon was no amateur: imperial legal strategies in the colonization of Fiji by John D. Kelly - Talking back to law & empire: hula in Hawaiian-language literature in 1861 by Noenoe K. Silva - Law & identity in an American colony by Sally Engle Merry - Promised lands: from colonial law-giving to postcolonial takeovers in Fiji by Martha Kaplan - Law as object by Annelise Riles - Ku'e & Ku'oko'a: history, law, & other faiths by Jon Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio - Delegating closure by Hirokazu Miyazaki - Heartbreak islands: reflections on Fiji in transition by Brij V. Lal - References

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/03/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780852559444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9780852559444
  • ISBN10: 0852559445

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