By Justin B. Richland
Like many indigenous criminal associations throughout North the United States, the Hopi Tribal courtroom used to be created within the photo of Anglo-American-style legislations. yet Richland exhibits that during fresh years, Hopi jurists and litigants have known as for his or her courts to improve a jurisprudence that larger displays Hopi tradition and traditions. offering remarkable 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 specified. finally, Richland’s analyses of the language of Hopi legislation supply a clean method of the cultural politics that impression indigenous felony and governmental practices worldwide.
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Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court (Chicago Series in Law and Society) by Justin B. Richland