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ANTH 471 Anthropology of Law

Cross-cultural study of the operation of law within contested systems of meaning, the social organization of law, and forms of consciousness of the participants in legal/justice practices.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ANTH 471 002Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu9:3011:00

Anthropology of Law, 471: This course includes an examination of law cross-culturally, including medieval Iceland and the local Coast Salish peoples, a consideration of underlying concepts in various legal systems, the debates which have concerned anthropologists examining the law, and a detailed look at one legal system, the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Students will carry out original research from BCHRT decisions. Finally, we look at courts as ethnographic sites and interview a sitting judge and a lawyer who specializes in Indigenous womens cases.