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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 213 Introduction to Legal Anthropology

This course investigates key anthropological questions through the lens of law systems, legal argumentation, and people's interactions with these thoughts and forms. Rather than taking as given the hegemonic power that legal structures might hold over people's lives, this course questions how people use, abuse, subvert, and leverage the legal structures in which they find themselves, whole paying attention to how law constructs power. Broadly, we will be investigating how law matters in everyday lives.