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Understanding Disputes : The Politics of Argument - Pat Caplan

Understanding Disputes

The Politics of Argument

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1995
ISBN: 9780854969241
Number Of Pages: 268

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Are disputes ever really resolved, or do people need to find ways of accommodating them and living with the consequences? Can dispute settlement procedures at the local level be transferred to wider environments? In attempting to answer these questions, some of the foremost specialists in the anthropology of law and disputing behaviour examine how people in a variety of social settings, ranging from Ireland to East Africa, deal with quarrels and seek to resolve or accommodate them. This stimulating volume should be of interest to anyone concerned about the increase in conflict in many parts of the world.

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'I expect it to be both a popular and useful text for teaching the anthropology of law.' David Brokensha, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara "This is a book worht reading, and quite appropriate for undergraduate courses. It gives the flavour of recent ethnography in bite-sized, digestible chunks and illustrates theoretical ideas not only about disputes, but also, as Caplan points out, about more fundamental aspects of social life." JASO

Introduction: Anthropology and the Study of Disputes
Imperfect Communications
Civilization and its Negotiations
The Contentiousness of Disputes
Gentlemanly Values: Contesting Corruption Accusations in the Cities of London and Lagos in the Mid-1950s
The 'Inhabitants' vs the 'Sovereign': A Historical Ethnography of the Making of the 'Middle Class' in an Irish Corporate Borough, 1840-1
The Milieu of Disputation: Managing Quarrels in East Nepal
Disputing Human Passion: The Negotiation of the Meaning of Love among the Giriama of Kenya
'Youth Development': Conflict and Negotiations in an Urban Irish Youth Club
'Law' and 'Custom': Marital Disputes on Northern Mafia Island, Tanzania
Courts of Death Among the Alur of Uganda
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ISBN: 9780854969241
ISBN-10: 0854969241
Series: Berg European Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 6th April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 13.77  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.46

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