Toward a General Theory of Social Control


Author: Donald Black

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483267024

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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Studies on Law and Social Control: Toward a General Theory of Social Control, Volume 1: Fundamentals focuses on the dynamics, practices, and mechanisms involved in social control. The selection first underscores social control as a dependent variable and division of labor in social control. Discussions focus on the explanation of division of social control labor; concept of division of social control labor; conceptions of the relationship between law and social control; quantity of normative behavior; and concept of social control. The text then takes a look at the stage of disputing to complaining, liability and social structure, and social organization of vengeance. Topics include revenge among inmates, contingency of vengeance, design of vengeance, liability and conflict management, idiom of liability in stateless societies, and complaining and the direction of law. The publication ponders on the variability of punishment, compensation in cross-cultural perspective, therapy and social solidarity, logic of mediation, and gossips and scandals. Concerns include role of gossip in small-scale societies, therapeutic social control in individualistic groups and tribal societies, social organization of compensation, and existing theories of punishment. The selection is a vital source of data for sociologists and researchers interested in the fundamentals of social control.

History and Power in the Study of Law

New Directions in Legal Anthropology

Author: June Starr,Jane Fishburne Collier

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801494239

Category: Law

Page: 377

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Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the 'legal' as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a reintegration of legal anthropology into a renewed general anthropology. Chapters by anthropologists, sociologists, and law professors, using anthropological rather than legal methodologies, provide original analyses of particular legal developments. Some contributors adopt an interpretative approach, focusing on law as a system of meaning; others adopt a materialistic approach, analyzing the economic and political forces that historically shaped relations between social groups. Contributors include Said Armir Arjomand, Anton Blok, Bernard Cohn, George Collier, Carol Greenhouse, Sally Falk Moore, Laura Nader, June Nash, Lawrence Rosen, June Starr, and Joan Vincent.

Harmony Ideology

Justice and Control in a Zapotec Mountain Village

Author: Laura Nader

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718103

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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The Zapotec observe that 'a bad compromise is better than a good fight'. Why? This study of the legal system of the Zapotec village of Talea suggests that compromise and, more generally, harmony are strategies used by colonized groups to protect themselves from encroaching powerholders or strategies the colonizers use to defend themselves against organized subordinates. Harmony models are present, despite great organizational and cultural differences, in many parts of the world. However, the basic components of harmony ideology are the same everywhere: an emphasis on conciliation, recognition that resolution of conflict is inherently good and that its reverse - continued conflict or controversy - is bad, a view of harmonious behaviour as more civilized than disputing behaviour, the belief that consensus is of greater survival value than controversy. The book's central thesis is that harmony ideology in Talea today is both a product of nearly 500 years of colonial encounter and a strategy for resisting the state's political and cultural hegemony.

Zapotec Women

Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Globalized Oaxaca

Author: Lynn Stephen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387514

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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In this extensively revised and updated second edition of her classic ethnography, Lynn Stephen explores the intersection of gender, class, and indigenous ethnicity in southern Mexico. She provides a detailed study of how the lives of women weavers and merchants in the Zapotec-speaking town of Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, have changed in response to the international demand for Oaxacan textiles. Based on Stephen’s research in Teotitlán during the mid-1980s, in 1990, and between 2001 and 2004, this volume provides a unique view of a Zapotec community balancing a rapidly advancing future in export production with an entrenched past anchored in indigenous culture. Stephen presents new information about the weaving cooperatives women have formed over the last two decades in an attempt to gain political and cultural rights within their community and standing as independent artisans within the global market. She also addresses the place of Zapotec weaving within Mexican folk art and the significance of increased migration out of Teotitlán. The women weavers and merchants collaborated with Stephen on the research for this book, and their perspectives are key to her analysis of how gender relations have changed within rituals, weaving production and marketing, local politics, and family life. Drawing on the experiences of women in Teotitlán, Stephen considers the prospects for the political, economic, and cultural participation of other indigenous women in Mexico under the policies of economic neoliberalism which have prevailed since the 1990s.

Practicing Ethnography in Law

New Dialogues, Enduring Methods

Author: J. Starr,M. Goodale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137065737

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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Practicing Ethnography in Law brings together a selection of top scholars in legal anthropology, social sciences, and law to delineate the state of the art in ethnographic research strategies. Each of these original essays addresses a particular set of analytical problems and uses these problems to explore issues of ethnographic technique, research methodology, and the theoretical underpinnings of ethnographic legal studies. Subjects explored include the relationship between legal and feminist scholarship, between law and the media, law and globalization, and the usefulness of a wide variety of research techniques: comparative, linguistic, life-history, interview, and archival. This volume will serve as a guide for students who are designing their own research projects, for scholars who are newly exploring the possibilities of ethnographic research, and for experienced ethnographers who are engaged with methodological issues in light of current theoretical developments. The book will be essential reading for courses in anthropological methods, legal anthropology, and sociology and law.


von der Beringstrasse bis zum Isthmus von Tehuantepec

Author: Wolfgang Lindig,Mark Münzel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians

Page: 351

View: 2515

Das Mutterrecht

eine Untersuchung über die Gynaikokratie der alten Welt nach ihrer religiösen und rechtlichen Natur

Author: Johann Jakob Bachofen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Matriarchy

Page: 435

View: 501

A history of matriarchy in antiquity.

Die Schlacht bei Sieben Blume

Konquistadoren, Kaziken und Konflikte auf alten Landkarten der Indianer Südmexikos

Author: Viola König

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of Mexico

Page: 192

View: 3851

Ten Den Zen ...

Jahrbuch des Übersee-Museums

Author: Übersee-Museum Bremen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Museums

Page: 229

View: 483

Völker der Vierten Welt

ein Lexikon fremder Kulturen in unserer Zeit

Author: Wolfgang Lindig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783506751904

Category: Ethnology

Page: 451

View: 8807


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Law and warfare

studies in the anthropology of conflict

Author: Paul Bohannan

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr


Category: History

Page: 441

View: 2025

World wide survey of conflict; p.11-12; Social equilibrium restored among Aborigines by means of regulated combat, nearest weapons to hand used by Gringal tribe, fixed number of spears thrown, offender to protect himself with shield, Kurnai ritual combat after death due to magic; accompanied by special songs, tribal elders as enforcement agency; p.19-20; Little formal procedure in Australia, power in hands of older men, council rather than court; p.23; Life taken not always that of slayer, any member of slayers group may be taken.

The second conquest

an ethnohistory of a Cajonos Zapotec village & the Lienzo of Tabaá I

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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