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By Justin B. Richland

ISBN-10: 0226712931

ISBN-13: 9780226712932

ISBN-10: 0226712958

ISBN-13: 9780226712956

Arguing with culture is the 1st e-book to discover language and interplay inside of a latest local American criminal procedure. Grounded in Justin Richland’s vast box examine at the Hopi Indian state of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate courtroom he now serves as Justice professional Tempore—this leading edge paintings explains how Hopi notions of culture and tradition form and are formed by means of the techniques of Hopi jurisprudence.

Like many indigenous felony associations throughout North the USA, the Hopi Tribal courtroom was once created within the picture of Anglo-American-style legislations. yet Richland exhibits that during contemporary years, Hopi jurists and litigants have known as for his or her courts to advance a jurisprudence that greater displays Hopi tradition and traditions. supplying extraordinary insights into the Hopi and English court docket interactions wherein this clash performs out, Richland argues that tensions among the language of Anglo-style legislation and Hopi culture either force Hopi jurisprudence and make it precise. finally, Richland’s analyses of the language of Hopi legislation provide a clean method of the cultural politics that effect indigenous criminal and governmental practices worldwide.

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