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Title Past law, present histories / edited by Diane Kirkby.

Imprint Canberra, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : interdisciplinarity in the study of law's history / Diane Kirkby -- I. Law and colonialism -- Redemption, colonialism and international criminal law: the nineteenth century slave-trading trials of Samo and Peters / Emily Haslam -- Linguistics, religion and law in colonial New South Wales : Lancelot Threlkeld and settler-colonial humanitarian debates / Anna Johnston -- 'Destitute of the knowledge of God': Mori testimony before the New Zealand courts in the early crown colony period / Shaunnagh Dorsett -- II. Law in community -- Public opinion, private remonstrance, and the law : protecting animals in Australia, 1803-1914 / Stefan Petrow -- Using the law : working-class communities and carnal knowledge cases in Victoria, 1900-06 / Jennifer Anderson -- Reading past cases of child cruelty in the present : the use of the parental right to discipline in New Zealand court trials, 1890-1902 / Debra Powell -- Women, children and violence in Aboriginal law : some perspectives from the southeast Queensland frontier / Libby Connors -- III. Law as theory and practice -- How to write feminist legal history : some notes on genealogical method, family law, and the politics of the present / Ann Genovese -- Spain's 'pact of silence' and the removal of Franco's statues / Aleksandra Hadzelek -- 'The sailor is a human being' : labour market regulation and the Australian Navigation Act 1912 / Diane Kirkby -- Parental 'consent' to child removal in stolen generations cases / Thalia Anthony and Honni van Rijswijk.
Summary This collection brings methods and questions from humanities, law and social sciences disciplines to examine different instances of lawmaking. Contributors explore the problematic of past law in present historical analysis across indigenous Australia and New Zealand, from post-Franco Spain to current international law and maritime regulation, from settler colonial humanitarian debates to efforts to end cruelty to children and animals. They highlight problems both national and international in their implication. From different disciplines and theoretical positions, they illustrate the diverse and complex study of law's history.
Language English.
Subject Law -- History.
Law -- Research.
Law -- Social aspects.
Law -- Philosophy.
Law, Politics & Government.
Law, General & Comparative.
Jurisprudence and general issues.
Legal history.
LAW -- Legal History.
Law. (OCoLC)fst00993678
Law -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00993788
Law -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00993810
Law -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00993813
Indexed Term legal history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kirkby, Diane Elizabeth.
ISBN 9781922144034 (electronic bk.)
1922144037 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459858 doi
AU@ 000049617407
AU@ 000049617483
GBVCP 1008657425
GBVCP 865751293
NZ1 14671775
NZ1 14678257

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