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Dificultad y necesidad de la antropología del derecho

Abstract : Why not see the law as a Roman tale analogically and imperialistically projected inside the study of “primitive” societies by anthropologists? This article’s main topic is firstly the capacity of law to be the science of its own rationales and practices, and secondly the biases drove into anthropological thinking while borrowing legal concepts and modes of reasoning. Altogether descriptive and prescriptive, the law depicts and organizes human realities in a single move. That thus creates a major epistemological difficulty when and where indigenous confession occurs, i.e. the phenomenon by which local cultural schemes are locally formulated in the alienating terms originated in the legal corpus. Beyond a law-dependent legal anthropology, the anthropology of law is aware of the importance of legal fictions and reaches the substance of the law as a western and westernized set of concepts, logics, institutions and practices which characterize a special kind of normativity claiming to represent the universal normativity
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Louis Assier Andrieu. Dificultad y necesidad de la antropología del derecho. Revista de Antropología Social, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2015, 24, pp.35-52. ⟨10.5209/rev_RASO.2015.v24.50642⟩. ⟨hal-01560360v2⟩



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