Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society, by Benda-Beckmann,Franz von
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- ISBN: 9780754672913 | 0754672913
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/28/2009
This volume focuses on law and its location. The book explores how spaces are constructed on the terrestrial and marine surface of the earth with legal means in a rich variety of socio-political, legal and ecological settings. It highlights how legal rules may localise people's rights and obligations in social space that may be mapped onto physical space, thus exploring the interrelationship between social and legal spaces. The volume also shows the ways in which different notions of space and place become resources that can be mobilised in social, political and economic interaction. The contributions to this volume explore the interrelations between social spaces and boundaries and physical space. They also give specific attention to the contradictory ways in which space may be configured and involved in social interaction under conditions of plural legal orders.