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Author Lazarus-Black, Mindie.

Title Legitimate acts and illegal encounters : law and society in Antigua and Barbuda / Mindie Lazarus-Black.

Published Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xxv, 357 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry.
Smithsonian series in ethnographic inquiry.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-346) and index.
Contents Notes on Sources, Methods, and the Terminology of Race and Class -- Introduction: Life and Law in the Common Order -- 1. Fashioning a Creole Society -- 2. Legal Sensibilities in the Common Order: Revolution and Rights at Court -- 3. Constructing the Kinship Order: Antiguan Family Law, 1632-1834 -- 4. Legalities, Illegalities, and Creole Families in the Common Order, 1632-1834 -- 5. The Postemancipation Period, 1834-1936: The Era of Free Individuals and Governable Families -- 6. Family Life in the Common Order after Slavery -- 7. Making and Breaking Alliances: Family Crises and Kinship Legalities in the 1980s -- 8. Cases, Courts, and Family Ideology in the Common Order -- 9. The Present and Future of Kinship Legalities.
Subject Kinship (Law) -- Antigua and Barbuda.
Customary law -- Antigua and Barbuda.
Ethnological jurisprudence.
Sociological jurisprudence.
ISBN 1560983264 (paper : alk. paper)
1560983272 (cloth : alk. paper)