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Special issue : cultural expert witnessing

Author: Austin Sarat; Leila Rodriguez
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2018
Series: Studies in law, politics, and society, v. 74.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this latest edition of this highly successful research series, chapters explore expert witnessing in asylum cases. Topics include: judicial ethnocentrism, political asylum, race identity and cultural defense.
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Leila Rodriguez
ISBN: 9781787437647 1787437647
OCLC Number: 1005342829
Description: xi, 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Cultural expert testimony in American legal proceedings / Leila Rodriguez --
Expert witnessing in Honduran asylum cases : what difference can twenty years make? / James Phillips --
Judicial ethnocentrism versus expert witnesses in asylum cases / Murray J. Leaf --
Guilt, innocence, informant / Jeffrey H. Cohen and Lexine Trask --
Traversing boundaries : anthropology, political asylum and the provision of expert witness / Kathleen M. Gallagher --
Providing "race" identity of Chinese Indonesian asylum seekers / ChorSwang Ngin --
State your case : best practices for presenting a cultural defense in criminal litigation / Heather Crabbe.
Series Title: Studies in law, politics, and society, v. 74.
Other Titles: Cultural expert witnessing
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat, Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and Political Sciene, Amherst college, USA ; Special Issue Editor, Leila Rodriguez, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, USA.

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