Law in Colonial Africa

Law in Colonial Africa : Conference : Selected Papers

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Drawing on research in anthropology, history and critical legal studies the contributors conceive of law as a human construct invoked by some at the expense of others in struggles over resources, power and authority. Studying law in colonial Africa illuminates who won and who lost in these struggles over resources and authority, and uncovers the role of customary law in this process. North America: Heinemann
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 22mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, index
  • 0852556020
  • 9780852556023

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'...because of its centrality to colonialism, law provides an important window through which to view the colonial period and its cultural constructions.' - African Studies Review 'C'est un livre a lire...' - Revue francaise d'histoire d'outre mer
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