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A Mosaic of Indigenous Legal Thought: Legendary Tales and Other Writings

A Mosaic of Indigenous Legal Thought: Legendary Tales and Other Writings (Hardback)

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This book offers an Indigenous supplement to the rich and growing area of visual legal scholarship. Organized around three narratives, each with an associated politico-poetic reading, the book addresses three major global issues: climate change, the trade in human body parts and bio-policing. Manifesting and engaging the traditional storytelling mode of classical Indigenous ontology, these narratives convey legal and political knowledge, not merely through logical argument, but rather through the feelings of law and the understanding of lawful behaviour produced by their rhythm. Through its own performativity, therefore, the book demonstrates how classical Indigenous legal traditions remain vital to the now pressing challenge of making peace with the earth.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesJurisprudence & philosophy of lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 17/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781138223844  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr C.F. Black, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Griffith Center for Coastal Management, Griffith University, Australia.

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