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The force of custom : law and the ordering of everyday life in Kyrgyzstan

Author: Judith Beyer
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.
Series: Central Eurasia in context
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"Judith Beyer presents a finely textured ethnographic study that sheds new light on the legal and moral ordering of everyday life in northwestern Kyrgyzstan. Beyer shows how local Kyrgyz negotiate proper behavior and regulate disputes by invoking custom, known to the locals as salt. While salt is presented as age-old tradition, its invocation needs to be understood as a highly developed and flexible rhetorical
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Beyer, Judith.
Force of custom.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016039764
(OCoLC)951158316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Beyer
ISBN: 9780822981541 0822981548
OCLC Number: 965157699
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Notes on Naming, Addressing, and Fieldwork; Introduction. Invoking Custom; Chapter 1. Histories of Legal Plurality; Chapter 2. Settling Descent; Chapter 3. Imagining the State; Chapter 4. Performing Authority; Chapter 5. Buying and Paying Respect; Chapter 6. Taking and Giving Carpets; Chapter 7. Taming Custom; Conclusion. Ordering Everyday Life in Kyrgyzstan; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Central Eurasia in context
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