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The cultural defense

Author: Alison Dundes Renteln
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Publisher's description: In a trial in California, Navajo defendants argue that using the hallucinogen peyote to achieve spiritual exaltation is protected by the Constitution's free exercise of religion clause, trumping the states' right to regulate them. An Ibo man from Nigeria sues Pan American World Airways for transporting his mother's corpse in a cloth sack. Her arrival for the funeral face down in a burlap bag  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Renteln, Alison Dundes.
Cultural defense.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2002071523
(OCoLC)49844222
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Dundes Renteln
ISBN: 9780198035039 0198035039 0195303385 9780195303384 0195154029 9780195154023 1280502096 9781280502095 0195154037 9780195154030
OCLC Number: 58992320
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 404 pages)
Contents: I: Law and culture --
Why culture matters for justice --
II: Culture conflicts in the courtroom --
Homicide --
Children --
Drugs --
Animals --
Marriage --
Attire --
The dead --
III: Toward a principle of maximum accommodation --
The cultural defense in theory and practice --
The right to culture.
Responsibility: Alison Dundes Renteln.
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In what ways and to what extent should cultural background be taken into consideration in response to legal problems? The first book-length study of the topic, 'The Cultural Defense' provides a  Read more...

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