By Justin B. Richland

ISBN-10: 0226712931

ISBN-13: 9780226712932

ISBN-10: 0226712958

ISBN-13: 9780226712956

Arguing with culture is the 1st publication to discover language and interplay inside of a modern local American criminal method. Grounded in Justin Richland’s huge box learn at the Hopi Indian country of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate court docket he now serves as Justice seasoned Tempore—this leading edge paintings explains how Hopi notions of culture and tradition form and are formed through the techniques of Hopi jurisprudence.

Like many indigenous felony associations throughout North the US, the Hopi Tribal court docket was once created within the snapshot of Anglo-American-style legislation. yet Richland indicates that during contemporary years, Hopi jurists and litigants have known as for his or her courts to strengthen a jurisprudence that larger displays Hopi tradition and traditions. supplying unheard of insights into the Hopi and English court docket interactions wherein this clash performs out, Richland argues that tensions among the language of Anglo-style legislations and Hopi culture either force Hopi jurisprudence and make it specific. finally, Richland’s analyses of the language of Hopi legislation provide a clean method of the cultural politics that effect indigenous criminal and governmental practices worldwide.

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