Indigeneity in the courtroom law culture and the production of difference in north american courts culture and the production of difference in north american courts new york london routledge the experiment attracted widespread attention and debates about the role that indigenous cultural difference should play in us jurisprudence . Jennifer a hamilton indigeneity in the courtroom law culture and the production of difference in north american courts new york routledge 2009 130 p new york routledge 2009 130 p there is a burgeoning body of literature that expresses misgivings over the use of cultural difference as a basis for the standing of aboriginal peoples . The dissertation closely examines these three recent cases involving indigenous peoples one from the us and two from canada in each of these cases the courts deploy the idiom of indigenous difference indigeneity in purportedly novel and unexpected ways. Indigeneity in the courtroom focuses on the legal deployment of indigenous difference in us and canadian courts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries through ethnographic and historical research hamilton traces dimensions of indigeneity through close readings of four legal cases each of which raises important questions about law culture . Get this from a library indigeneity in the courtroom law culture and the production of difference in north american courts jennifer a hamilton
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