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Of doubt and proof : ritual and legal practices of judgment

Author: Daniela Berti; Anthony Good; Gilles Tarabout
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]
Series: Juris diversitas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Broadening the theoretical understandings of the social role of doubt, both in social science and in law, the authors present these understandings in ways that not only contribute to academic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Berti; Anthony Good; Gilles Tarabout
ISBN: 9781472434517 147243451X
OCLC Number: 890310139
Description: xvi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Antoine Garapon --
Introduction : technologies of doubt in law and ritual / Anthony Good, Daniela Berti and Gilles Tarabout --
Technicalities of doubting : temple consultations and criminal trials in India / Daniela Berti --
Judging destiny: doubt and certainty in Chinese divinatory rituals / Stéphanie Homola --
Religious uncertainty, astrology, and the courts in South India / Gilles Tarabout --
When judges feel misjudged : encountering doubt in Ghanaian courts / Jan Budniok --
Doubt in action: the different times of doubt in French Assize Courts / Véronique Bouillier --
'The benefit of the doubt' in British asylum claims and international cricket / Anthony Good --
In doubt : documents as fetishes in the Danish asylum system / Zachary Whyte --
Emotions as evidence : hearings in the French asylum court / Carolina Kobelinsky --
Afterword / Tobias Kelly.
Series Title: Juris diversitas.
Responsibility: edited by Daniela Berti, CNRS/Centre for Himalayan Studies, Villejuif, France ; Anthony Good, Edinburgh University, UK ; Gilles Tarabout, Laboratoire d'Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative CNRS/Nanterre University, France.

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