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The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology

  • Mark GoodaleMark Goodale
  • Marie-Claire Foblets
  • Maria Sapignoli

Goal: Book published with Oxford University Press in April 2022 that aims to establish a new framework for the field of law and anthropology that both identifies and conceptualizes its most promising areas of innovation and sociolegal relevance while also acknowledging its points of tension, open questions, and areas for future development.

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Anthropological research played an important role in tracing the ethnographic contours of the rise and transformation of rights in the post-Cold War period. This chapter surveys some of the most important currents in the anthropology of rights as an enduring context for the wider field of anthropology and law. First, the chapter examines key developments in the anthropology of human rights, which served as a methodological and conceptual anchor for the post-Cold War anthropology of rights more generally. The chapter then turns to another category of rights with which anthropologists have been closely associated, both as researchers and as engaged scholars: Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Next, the chapter examines anthropological research that has revealed the importance of what might be called non-liberal categories of rights, that is, rights that are not based, historically or conceptually, in the development of liberal rights within the Western philosophical and political tradition. The chapter concludes by looking to the future: how will the anthropology of rights evolve in the coming
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Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology (forthcoming 2019)
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The Max Planck Institute hosted the project in Berlin for 3 days of discussions, debates, and revisions.
Seen here is panel featuring (from left) Kamari Clarke, Maria Sapignoli, Ron Niezen, Melanie Wiber, Bert Turner, Sally Engle Merry, Dominik Müller, and Annelise Riles (discussant).
 
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The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology will host an international conference dedicated to the handbook at the Harnack House in Berlin between November 30 and December 2. The conference program is attached.
 
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Current table of contents for the volume, October 2018.
 
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Book published with Oxford University Press in April 2022 that aims to establish a new framework for the field of law and anthropology that both identifies and conceptualizes its most promising areas of innovation and sociolegal relevance while also acknowledging its points of tension, open questions, and areas for future development.