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Author Burke, Paul, 1956- author.

Title Law's anthropology : from ethnography to expert testimony in native title / Paul Burke, research fellow, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University, Canberra.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, [2011]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Title from Directory of Open Access Books; viewed on 2020-08-11.
Contents Preliminary; Acknowledgments; Lists of Maps, Tables and Figures; 1. Towards an Ethnography of Anthropology's Encounter with Modern Law; 2. Anthropological Knowledge of the Murray Islands Prior to the Mabo Case; 3. Beckett in Mabo; 4. The Anthropology of the Broome Region; 5. The Anthropology of Broome on Trial; 6. The Enigma of Traditional Western Desert Land Tenure; 7. Western Desert Ethnography on Trial; 8. Apocalypse Yulara? The emergence of a judicial discourse of 'junk' anthropology; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Language English.
Summary Anthropologists have been appearing as key expert witnesses in native title claims for over 20 years. Until now, however, there has been no theoretically-informed, detailed investigation of how the expert testimony of anthropologists is formed and how it is received by judges. This book examines the structure and habitus of both the field of anthropology and the juridical field and how they have interacted in four cases, including the original hearing in the Mabo case. The analysis of background material has been supplemented by interviews with the key protagonists in each case. This allows the reader a unique, insider's perspective of the courtroom drama that unfolds in each case. The book asks, given the available ethnographic research, how will the anthropologist reconstruct it in a way that is relevant to the legal doctrine of native title when that doctrine gives a wide leeway for interpretation on the critical questions.
Subject Evidence, Expert -- Australia.
Forensic anthropology -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Native title (Australia)
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Evidence, Expert. (OCoLC)fst00917231
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00794534
Aboriginal Australians. (OCoLC)fst00794496
Forensic anthropology. (OCoLC)fst00931952
Native title (Australia) (OCoLC)fst01033935
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Anthropology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Burke, Paul, 1956- Law's anthropology Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, c2011 9781921862427 (DLC) 2012452001
ISBN 9781921862434 (ebook)
9781921862427 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000049617910
AU@ 000051449718
AU@ 000060581737
GBVCP 1008657174
NZ1 14935832
AU@ 000067648383

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