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The Resource Colonizing Hawai'i : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry

Colonizing Hawai'i : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry

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Colonizing Hawai'i : the cultural power of law
Title
Colonizing Hawai'i
Title remainder
the cultural power of law
Statement of responsibility
Sally Engle Merry
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How does law transform family, sexuality, and community in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonizing process? The law was a cornerstone of the so-called civilizing process of nineteenth-century colonialism. It was simultaneously a means of transformation and a marker of the seductive idea of civilization. Sally Engle Merry reveals how, in Hawai'i, indigenous Hawaiian law was displaced by a transplanted Anglo-American law as global movements of capitalism, Christianity, and imperialism swept across the islands. The new law brought novel systems of courts, prisons, and conceptions of discipline and dramatically changed the marriage patterns, work lives, and sexual conduct of the indigenous people of Hawai'i. --
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1944-
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Merry, Sally Engle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Customary law
  • United States
  • Hawaii
Label
Colonizing Hawai'i : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The social history of a planation town
  • Judges and caseloads in Hilo
  • Protest and the law on the Hilo Sugar Planation
  • Sexuality, marriage, and the management of the body
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes. A.
  • Cases from Hilo District Court ;
  • B.
  • Accompanying tables
  • A note on language and terminology
  • Part 1:
  • Encounters in a contact zone : New England missionaries, lawyers, and the appropriation of Ango-American law, 1820-1852.
  • The process of legal transformation
  • The first transition : religious law
  • The second transition : secular law
  • Part 2:
  • Local practices of policing and judging in Hilo, Hawai'i.
Control code
ocm41266257
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)41266257
Label
Colonizing Hawai'i : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The social history of a planation town
  • Judges and caseloads in Hilo
  • Protest and the law on the Hilo Sugar Planation
  • Sexuality, marriage, and the management of the body
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes. A.
  • Cases from Hilo District Court ;
  • B.
  • Accompanying tables
  • A note on language and terminology
  • Part 1:
  • Encounters in a contact zone : New England missionaries, lawyers, and the appropriation of Ango-American law, 1820-1852.
  • The process of legal transformation
  • The first transition : religious law
  • The second transition : secular law
  • Part 2:
  • Local practices of policing and judging in Hilo, Hawai'i.
Control code
ocm41266257
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)41266257

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