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JLA - Vol.1 No. 1 - Anthropology of Documents

The Journal of Legal Anthropology is online and in print.
(Print)  ISSN 1758-9576; (Online)  ISSN 1758-9584

2008 Vol.1. No.1
‘The articles in this issue come together under the themes of documents and, in various ways, we see the entanglement of people’s lives in structural settings or the unfolding of ‘life histories’ through the meanings of documents and their roles in particular places. The focus to some extent also brings out an issue of rights as a making of humans in the constructedness of public places. In the Forum, one such place emerges through the studies of student researchers and academics on police officers to unveil, in one instance, the ‘humanness’ and individuality of those officers who otherwise appear as the collective face of power and in some instances, abuse. This Forum brings out the studies and reflections of young and experienced researchers as they examine this interface between abuse and power and thus, highlight specific instances of law as a problem in the ordering of people. The journal will, from time to time, consider articles on themed issues. More generally, we invite a broad range of submissions on legal phenomena and anthropological engagement in keeping with the emphasis on research that provide knowledge-access to and about multiple settings.’  Extract from Foreword: Lifeworlds and Legal Phenomena, pp.1-2; Narmala Halstead

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