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Social Facts and Fabrications

Social Facts and Fabrications

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9780521309387


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0521309387


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Publisher:  Cambridge University Press
Summary: In this book, Sally Falk Moore examines a hundred years in the history of an African people, the Chagga of Kilimanjaro, in order to understand how their present system of 'customary' laws came to be the way it is, and how the idea of custom is used today in the very midst of Tanzania's experiment with African socialism. She discusses the changes that have occurred in the formal legal system, alongside the vast econom...ic and political transformations that came with cash cropping and colonial rule. She also presents a 'legal' chronicle of the members of one lineage to illustrate its use of the formal legal system. [read more]

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ISBN-13: 9780521309387


ISBN: 0521309387


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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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