Item description for Understanding Law in Micronesia: An Interpretive Approach to Transplanted Law (Studies in Human Society, Vol 7) by Brian Z. Tamanaha...
This book examines law in Micronesia from a novel perspective. It draws upon several branches of interpretive analysis, including mundane phenomenology, symbolic interaction, and cultural hermeneutics, to construct a comprehensive approach to transplanted systems of state law. Rather than the usual focus on legal norms and institutions, this approach directs attention to the law-related meaningful actions and understandings of legal actors and of non-legal actors. Application of this approach results in insights about law in Micronesia, as well as about law itself, and about the ideology of law. A wide range of subjects are addressed, from the nature of legal thinking to the autonomy of law. It is a work in legal theory grounded in psychological, sociological and anthropological observations and analysis.
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Brian Z. Tamanaha is the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law. He is the author of six books, most recently Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide (2009) and Law as a Means to an End (2006). He is the recipient of the inaugural Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory (2006) and the Herbert Jacob Book Prize (2002). Tamanaha has delivered a number of high profile lectures in the United States and abroad.
Brian Z. Tamanaha currently resides in the state of New York. Brian Z. Tamanaha has an academic affiliation as follows - St John's University Law School, New York St John's University, New Yo.