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Order and Disorder By Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

Order and Disorder
by Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

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Disorder and instability are matters of continuing public concern. Terrorism, as a threat to global order, has been added to preoccupations with political unrest, deviance and crime. Such considerations have prompted the return to the classic anthropological issues of order and disorder.
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Order and Disorder: Anthropological Perspectives by Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

"...the ethnographies...are rich, nuanced and highly readable." * Anthropological Notebooks Disorder and instability are matters of continuing public concern. Terrorism, as a threat to global order, has been added to preoccupations with political unrest, deviance and crime. Such considerations have prompted the return to the classic anthropological issues of order and disorder. Examining order within the political and legal spheres and in contrasting local settings, the papers in this volume highlight its complex and contested nature. Elaborate displays of order seem necessary to legitimate the institutionalization of violence by military and legal establishments, yet violent behaviour can be incorporated into the social order by the development of boundaries, rituals and established processes of conflict resolution. Order is said to depend upon justice, yet injustice legitimates disruptive protest. Case studies from Siberia, India, Indonesia, Tibet, West Africa, Morocco and the Ottoman Empire show that local responses are often inconsistent in their valorization, acceptance and condemnation of disorder. Keebet von Benda-Beckmann is head of the project group 'Legal Pluralism' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle, Germany. She is Professor of Anthropology of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Honorary Professor at the universities of Leipzig and Halle. Her research focuses on legal pluralism, disputing, decentralization, social security and natural resources in Indonesia and the Netherlands. Publications include Changing Properties of Property, co-edited with Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Melanie Wiber (Berghahn 2006). Fernanda Pirie is Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. She has carried out research into conflict and its resolution in both Ladakh and among the nomads of Amdo in eastern Tibet. Her writings focus on order and disorder and the relations between law and religion. She is the author of the forthcoming Peace and conflict in Ladakh: the construction of a fragile web of order (Brill 2006).

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- the ethnographies - are rich, nuanced and highly readable.A" * Anthropological Notebooks

About Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann


Keebet von Benda-Beckmann is head of the project group 'Legal Pluralism' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle, Germany. She is Professor of Anthropology of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Honorary Professor at the universities of Leipzig and Halle. Her research focuses on legal pluralism, disputing, decentralization, social security and natural resources in Indonesia and the Netherlands. Publications include Changing Properties of Property, co-edited with Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Melanie Wiber (Berghahn 2006). Fernanda Pirie is Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. She has carried out research into conflict and its resolution in both Ladakh and among the nomads of Amdo in eastern Tibet. Her writings focus on order and disorder and the relations between law and religion. She is the author of the forthcoming Peace and conflict in Ladakh: the construction of a fragile web of order (Brill 2006).

Table of Contents


List of Plates Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Fernanda Pirie Chapter 2. Order and the Evocation of Heritage: Representing Quality in the French Biscuit Trade Simon Roberts Chapter 3. Pride, Honour, Individual and Collective Violence: Order in a 'Lawless' Village Aimar Ventsel Chapter 4. Order Order, Individualism and Responsibility: Contrasting Dynamics on the Tibetan Plateau Fernanda Pirie Chapter 5. Vigilante Groups and the State in West Africa Tilo Gratz Chapter 6. Imposing New Concepts of Order in Rural Morocco: Violence and Transnational Challenges to Local Order Bertram Turner Chapter 7. Law, Ritual and Order Peter Just Chapter 8. The Disorders of an Order: State and Society in Ottoman and Turkish Trabzon Michael E. Meeker Chapter 9. Anthropological Order and Political Disorder Jonathan Spencer Notes on Contributors Index

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GOR009683363
Order and Disorder: Anthropological Perspectives by Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
Edited by Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Berghahn Books
2011-07-01
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0857451480
9780857451484
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