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‘The damned word’: culture and its (in)compatibility with law

Fitzpatrick, Peter (2005) ‘The damned word’: culture and its (in)compatibility with law. Law, Culture & the Humanities 1 (1), pp. 2-13. ISSN 1743-8721.


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The compatibility and incompatibility between law and culture are identified through an analysis of relation. By way of exploring the elusiveness of conceptions of culture and of law, a commonality relating them is arrived at, one that indicates not only what they constituently share but also what distinguishes them from each other. So far an abstract abstract. The abstractness of the comment itself is relieved by references to a case study and by resorting to etymologies.

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Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal Law, Culture & the Humanities 1 (1), 2005, © Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 2005 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Law, Culture & the Humanities page: on SAGE Journals Online: Law, Culture & the Humanities is a publication of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities (The College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin). It is co-sponsored by the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Griffith University (Australia) and Amherst College (USA).
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 15 May 2007
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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