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020 9780521767040 (hbk.)
020 0521767040 (hbk.)
020 9780521152204 (pbk. : alk. paper)
020 0521152208 (pbk. : alk. paper)
050 00 K3242|b.N543 2010
100 1 Niezen, Ronald.
245 10 Public justice and the anthropology of law /|cRonald
260 Cambridge, UK ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300 xiv, 254 p. ;|c24 cm.
490 1 New departures in anthropology
504 Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-244) and
505 0 The imagined order -- The power of persons unknown --
Cultural lobbying -- The invention of indigenous peoples -
- Civilizing a divided world -- Reconciliation --
520 "In this powerful, timely study Ronald Niezen examines the
processes by which cultural concepts are conceived and
collective rights are defended in international law.
Niezen argues that cultivating support on behalf of those
experiencing human rights violations often calls for
strategic representations of injustice and suffering to
distant audiences. The positive impulse behind public
responses to political abuse can be found in the
satisfaction of justice done. But the fact that oppressed
peoples and their supporters from around the world are
competing for public attention is actually a profound
source of global difference, stemming from differential
capacities to appeal to a remote, unknown public. Niezen's
discussion of the impact of public opinion on law provides
fresh insights into the importance of legally-constructed
identity and the changing pathways through which it is
being shaped - crucial issues for all those with an
interest in anthropology, politics and human rights law" -
- provided by publisher.
650 0 Indigenous peoples|xLegal status, laws, etc.|xSocial
650 0 Human rights|xSocial aspects.
650 0 Public opinion.
650 0 Law and anthropology.
830 0 New departures in anthropology.
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