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The Resource Law and economic organization : a comparative study of preindustrial societies, Katherine S. Newman

Law and economic organization : a comparative study of preindustrial societies, Katherine S. Newman

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Law and economic organization : a comparative study of preindustrial societies
Title
Law and economic organization
Title remainder
a comparative study of preindustrial societies
Statement of responsibility
Katherine S. Newman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The question why certain kinds of legal institutions are found in certain kinds of societies has been little explored by anthropologists. In this book Katherine Newman examines a sample of some sixty different preindustrial societies, distributed across the world, in an attempt to explain why their legal systems vary. The key to understanding this variation, Professor Newman argues, is to be found in economic organization. Adopting a Marxian, or materialist, approach, she draws on original ethnographic sources for each culture in order to investigate how legal processes and institutions regulate basic aspects of economic life in societies with differing types of economic organization. She also examines the commonalities of law within various preindustrial 'modes of production' and shows that the patterning of legal institutions arises from underlying tensions in production systems. In offering an explanation of the distribution of legal institutions across preindustrial societies, as well as for the sources of conflict in such societies, the book makes an important contribution to the comparative study of legal systems. It will interest anthropologists and other readers concerned with the operation and development of legal institutions"--Publisher description
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1953-
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Newman, Katherine S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ethnological jurisprudence
Label
Law and economic organization : a comparative study of preindustrial societies, Katherine S. Newman
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Publication
Note
  • Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Theories of legal evolution -- A typology of legal institutions -- Modes of production and the distribution of legal institutions -- Modes of production and the functions of legal institutions -- Materialism and legal systems
Control code
9442449
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780521289665
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83007169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)641714
Label
Law and economic organization : a comparative study of preindustrial societies, Katherine S. Newman
Publication
Note
  • Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of legal evolution -- A typology of legal institutions -- Modes of production and the distribution of legal institutions -- Modes of production and the functions of legal institutions -- Materialism and legal systems
Control code
9442449
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780521289665
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83007169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)641714

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