Legal Anthropology (Paperback)

An Introduction

By James M. Donovan

Altamira Press, 9780759109834, 265pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2007

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Legal Anthropology: An Introduction offers an initial overview of the challenging debates surrounding the cross-cultural analysis of legal systems. Equal parts review and criticism, James M. Donovan outlines the historical landmarks in the development of the discipline, identifying both strengths and weaknesses of each stage and contribution. Legal Anthropology suggests that future progress can be made by looking at the perceived fairness of social regulation, rather than sanction or dispute resolution as the distinguishing feature of law.

About the Author

James M. Donovan teaches legal anthropology at the University of Georgia. He is co-author of Anthropology and Law.