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The Resource Colonizing Hawaiʻi : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry

Colonizing Hawaiʻi : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry

Label
Colonizing Hawaiʻi : the cultural power of law
Title
Colonizing Hawaiʻi
Title remainder
the cultural power of law
Statement of responsibility
Sally Engle Merry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How does law transform family, sexuality, and community in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonizing process? The law was a cornerstone of the so-called civilizing process of nineteenth-century colonialism. It was simultaneously a means of transformation and a marker of the seductive idea of civilization. Sally Engle Merry reveals how, in Hawai'i, indigenous Hawaiian law was displaced by a transplanted Anglo-American law as global movements of capitalism, Christianity, and imperialism swept across the islands. The new law brought novel systems of courts, prisons, and conceptions of discipline and dramatically changed the marriage patterns, work lives, and sexual conduct of the indigenous people of Hawai'i
  • Colonizing Hawai'i traces the complex and uncertain process of colonialism from the vantage point of a small town in windward Hawai'i. Caught in global movements of capital and imperialism, local actors nevertheless shaped the practices of the lower courts. Merry examines a century of court records from this town to illuminate striking changes in everyday social life, demonstrating the cultural power of law to articulate a new cultural order on the fragments of the old. The book is a groundbreaking analysis of the intersection of the global and the local at a nineteenth-century crossroads. As a study of transnational law and the changes it wrought in a local community, it offers insights into globalizations past with implications for globalizations present and future
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merry, Sally Engle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU624.65
LC item number
.M47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Customary law
  • United States
  • Hawaii
Label
Colonizing Hawaiʻi : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Transition: Religious Law
  • p. 63.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Second Transition: Secular Law
  • p. 86.
  • Part 2.
  • Local Practices of Policing and Judging in Hilo, Hawai'i
  • 5.
  • The
  • Part 1.
  • Social History of a Plantation Town
  • p. 117.
  • 6.
  • Judges and Caseloads in Hilo
  • p. 145.
  • 7.
  • Protest and the Law on the Hilo Sugar Plantations
  • p. 207.
  • 8.
  • Sexuality, Marriage, and the Management of the Body
  • Encounters in a Contact Zone: New England Missionaries, Lawyers, and the Appropriation of Anglo-American Law, 1820-1852
  • p. 221.
  • A.
  • Cases from Hilo District Court
  • p. 269
  • 2.
  • The
  • Process of Legal Transformation
  • p. 35.
  • 3.
  • The
Control code
41266257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009315
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99030345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Colonizing Hawaiʻi : the cultural power of law, Sally Engle Merry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Transition: Religious Law
  • p. 63.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Second Transition: Secular Law
  • p. 86.
  • Part 2.
  • Local Practices of Policing and Judging in Hilo, Hawai'i
  • 5.
  • The
  • Part 1.
  • Social History of a Plantation Town
  • p. 117.
  • 6.
  • Judges and Caseloads in Hilo
  • p. 145.
  • 7.
  • Protest and the Law on the Hilo Sugar Plantations
  • p. 207.
  • 8.
  • Sexuality, Marriage, and the Management of the Body
  • Encounters in a Contact Zone: New England Missionaries, Lawyers, and the Appropriation of Anglo-American Law, 1820-1852
  • p. 221.
  • A.
  • Cases from Hilo District Court
  • p. 269
  • 2.
  • The
  • Process of Legal Transformation
  • p. 35.
  • 3.
  • The
Control code
41266257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009315
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99030345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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