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Nader, Laura

Works: 126 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 5,950 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Case studies  Bibliography  Ethnographic films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: K487.A57, 340
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Publications about Laura Nader
Publications by Laura Nader
Most widely held works by Laura Nader
Law in culture and society by Laura Nader( Book )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
"As conflict resolution becomes increasingly important to urban and rural peoples around the globe, the value of this classic anthology of studies of process, structure, comparison, and perception of the law is acclaimed by policy makers as well as anthropologists throughout the world. The case studies include evidence from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, and they reflect the important shift from a concern with what law is to what law does"--Publisher description
The Disputing process : law in ten societies ( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
No access to law : alternatives to the American judicial system ( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Naked science : anthropological inquiry into boundaries, power, and knowledge by Laura Nader( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue fo
Harmony ideology : justice and control in a Zapotec mountain village by Laura Nader( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Plunder : when the rule of law is illegal by Ugo Mattei( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
"The Rule of Law has long been cherished in the US as the ultimate defender of civil liberty - a Rule of Law which no one can quite define, but everyone supports. In this book, the authors wage a frontal assault on this belief in the sanctity of the Rule of Law, exploring its dark side. They explain its intimate relationship with plunder - the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing the weaker ones - in the service of Western cultural and economic domination."--Jacket
Cultural illness and health : essays in human adaptation by Laura Nader( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
The law as a behavioral instrument by Nebraska Symposium on Motivation( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Talea and Juquila : a comparison of Zapotec social organization by Laura Nader( Book )
15 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Little injustices : Laura Nader looks at the law by Terry Kay Rockefeller( visu )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the resolution of everyday complaints in law between a small Zapotec Indian village and the United States. Studies are based on a 10-year study of 5000 consumer complaints. She discusses the legal procedures and remedies, and comments on the problems of an impersonal law and on large corporations
The ethnography of law by Laura Nader( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Culture and dignity : dialogues between the Middle East and the West by Laura Nader( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
"In Culture and Dignity : Dialogues between the Middle East and the West, renowned cultural anthropologist Laura Nader examines the historical and ethnographic roots of the complex relationship between the East and the West, revealing how cultural differences can lead to violence or a more peaceful co-existence. Outlines an anthropology for the 21st century that focuses on the myriad connections between peoples--especially the critical intercultural dialogues between the cultures of the East and the West Takes an historical and ethnographic approach to studying the intermingling of Arab peoples and the West. Demonstrates how cultural exchange between the East and West is a two-way process Presents an anthropological perspective on issues such as religious fundamentalism, the lives of women and children, notions of violence and order"--
What the rest think of the West : since 600 AD by Laura Nader( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The energy reader ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Losing knowledge : 50 years of change ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
This profound ethnographic documentary explores the myriad of ways in which centuries-old indigenous knowledge is rapidly vanishing throughout the world. The film focuses on the southern Mexican village of Talea, Oaxaca. For half a century, the Zapotec people of this region have experienced rapid modernization: The creation of a road linking the village to cities, the arrival of electricity, and the introduction of computers and Internet have all transformed the texture of daily life. However, the people of Talea have often experienced progress as a double-edged sword. Farmers are now able to export coffee and other cash crops, but many of their children have migrated to the United States and today, fertile fields lay abandoned. Governance was once a village affair, but state and national government has disrupted and sometimes displaced local political autonomy. Most new buildings in Talea are constructed with imported concrete, not with regional materials. And traditional healing practices are rapidly being displaced by Western biomedicine. By exploring the transformation of agriculture, governance, architecture, and medical practices in the village, filmmaker/anthropologists Laura Nader and Roberto Gonzalez pose a series of provocative questions: Is it possible that 50 years of development has done more to unravel local culture than 500 years of conquest? What are the long-term implications of the knowledge that has been lost? Is there any possibility these processes might be reversed? The film also examines how disappearing indigenous knowledge isn't just a Zapotec problem. It is a global problem, for throughout the world, local knowledge developed over centuries -- a priceless intellectual treasure trove -- is withering away at an alarming rate. Losing Knowledge is both insightful and poignant. It will engage students and engender thought and discussion in a wide range of classes in cultural anthropology, Latin American studies, development issues and economics, and third-World studies. It was produced and directed by Laura Nader (University of California, Berkeley) and Roberto Gonzalez (San Jose State University)
The Zapotec of Oaxaca by Laura Nader( Book )
in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
To make the balance ( visu )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Describes procedures used in a court in a bilingual Spanish-Zapotec town in Mexico in a legal system where there is no gap between the legal profession and the man on the street
Ideología armónica : justicia y control en un pueblo de la montaña zapoteca by Laura Nader( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Zapotec NU44 ( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
This collection about the Zapotec consists of 14 documents, all in English, with a focus on the valley Zapotec of Oaxaca, and with special emphasis on the towns of Mitla, Teotitlán del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, San Miguel del Valle, San Sebastian Teitipac, and Talea de Castro. Good overviews of Zapotec ethnography are provided by Nader and Whitecotton. Nader summarizes both Zapotec ethnography and the literature on the Zapotec as of the middle of the 1960s. Whitecotton provides information on prehistory, as well as history and ethnographic research in the area as of the 1960s and 1970s. Two works in the collection are primarily community studies, providing fairly complete ethnographic coverage on the communities investigated. Parsons, based on fieldwork in the 1930s, is a study of Mitla, while Taylor is a study of Teotitlán del Valle dating to the 1950s. Mitla has received a good deal of attention from ethnologists and further information on the community may be found in Messer and Williams. Control of water resources is an important aspect of land use in the Oaxaca valley. Downing's study concentrates on a single community (Díaz Ordas) to show how water rights, water usage, and conflicts over water change during the annual cycle with changing water availability and demand. Zapotec ideas about illness and health are discussed in Messer, which also covers the classification and use of plants in Mitla, and the report by O'Nell and Selby, which discusses susto, a debilitating folk illness characterized by depression, loss of appetite, etc., which the authors consider to be a culturally patterned reaction to psychological stress. Other ethnographic topics include inheritance and its effects on social solidarity; changes in women's roles and authority in production, ritual, and local politics from 1920-1989; the production and marketing of mutates; and harmony ideology, with particular reference to justice and social control
Il saccheggio : regime di legalità e trasformazioni globali by Ugo Mattei( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Laura Nader Amerikaans antropologe
Laura Nader anthropologue, professeur à l'Université de Californie, Berkeley
Laura Nader US-amerikanische Anthropologin
Лаура Нэйдер
English (169)
Spanish (5)
Italian (3)
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