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Law, culture, and ritual : disputing systems in cross-cultural context

Author: Oscar G Chase
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Law, Culture, and Ritual, Oscar G. Chase uses interdisciplinary scholarship to examine the cultural contexts of legal institutions, and presents several case studies to demonstrate that the processes used for resolving disputes have a cultural origin and impact."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Ebook
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar G Chase
ISBN: 9780814716519 0814716512
OCLC Number: 60375440
Description: xv, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The lessons of the Azande --
"Modern" dispute-ways --
American "exceptionalism" in civil litigation --
The discretionary power of the judge in cultural context --
The rise of ADR in cultural context --
The role of ritual --
How disputing influences culture.
Responsibility: Oscar G. Chase ; foreword by Jerome S. Bruner.
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