Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Evolving an Ethnography of Law: A Personal Document 2. Lawyers and Anthropologists 3. Hegemonic Processes in Law: Colonial to Contemporary 4. The Plaintiff: A User Theory Epilogue Bibliography Index
Laura Nader is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge (1996) and Harmony Ideology: Justice and Control in a Zapotec Mountain Village (1990), and editor of Law in Culture and Society (paperback edition, California, 1997).
"Nader's conversational commentary illuminates the current central policy debates over tort reform, class action remedies, the World Trade Organization, criminal prosecution of corporate crime, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, which substantially affect U.S. and international legal systems." - Robert C. Fellmeth, Director, Center for Public Interest Law, University of San Diego"