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              Law & Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i
               

              Law & Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i (Hardback)

              Edited by Merry, Sally Engle; Contributions by Brenneis, Donald; Collier, Jane Fishburne; Kaplan, Martha

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              Fiji and Hawai'i are a few thousand miles apart, as are their fates as neocolonial entities. Both were once led by powerful indigenous chiefs, both were colonized, both native populations were suppressed, and both emerged under the shadow of their respective colonizers.

              ISBN 9781930618244
              Released NZ 29 Feb 2004
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
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              Law & Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i
                  

              Law & Empire in the Pacific: Fiji and Hawai'i (Paperback)

              Edited by Merry, Sally Engle; Contributions by Brenneis, Donald; Collier, Jane Fishburne; Kaplan, Martha

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              Anthropologists Merry and Brenneis explore some of the similarities in the histories of colonialism and plantation sugar production in Fiji and Hawaii as well as colonizer's different legal relationships with the indigenous peoples. Includes contributions by various academics inc...luding Brij Lal and Jane Collier.
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              ISBN 9781930618251
              Released NZ 29 Feb 2004
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
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              Colonizing Hawai'I: The Cultural Power of Law
                

              Colonizing Hawai'I: The Cultural Power of Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

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              How does law transform family, sexuality, and community, in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonizing process. This book examines 100 years of court records from a small Hawai`ian town, highlighting changes in every day social life, and the cultural power of law....
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              ISBN 9780691009322
              Released NZ 15 Dec 1999
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton studies in culture/power/history
              Language (English)
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              Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings
               

              Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings (Paperback)

              Edited by Davis, Kevin; Fisher, Angelina; Kingsbury, Benedict; Merry, Sally Engle

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              Indicators and rankings are widely used by governments and international organizations to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of policy decisions. The role of indicators is however little examined. This book closes this gap by evaluating the creation of indicators, ...their impact on policy decisions, and the implications of their use.
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              ISBN 9780198747932
              Released NZ 21 May 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Law and Global Governance
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              Colonizing Hawai'I: The Cultural Power of Law
               

              Colonizing Hawai'I: The Cultural Power of Law (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

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              How does law transform family, sexuality, and community, in the fractured social world characteristic of the colonizing process. This book examines 100 years of court records from a small Hawai`ian town, highlighting changes in every day social life, and the cultural power of law....
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              ISBN 9780691009315
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2000
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton studies in culture/power/history
              Language (English)
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              Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective

              Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Paperback)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

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              Presents an overview of what constitutes gender violence, its social context, and its history as a public issue. This book covers many forms of gender violence including domestic violence, rape, murder, wartime sexual assault, and female infanticide. It examines major approaches ...to diminishing gender violence such as batterer retraining programs.
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              ISBN 9780631223597
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wiley Blackwell Introduction to Engaged Anthropology Series
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              Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective

              Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Hardback)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

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              Presents an overview of what constitutes gender violence, its social context, and its history as a public issue. This book covers many forms of gender violence including domestic violence, rape, murder, wartime sexual assault, and female infanticide. It examines major approaches ...to diminishing gender violence such as batterer retraining programs.
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              ISBN 9780631223580
              Released NZ 27 Nov 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wiley Blackwell Introduction to Engaged Anthropology Series
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              Paradox of Legal Entitlement: Law, Power and Resistance Among Working-class Americans
               

              Paradox of Legal Entitlement: Law, Power and Resistance Among Working-class Americans (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

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              Ordinary Americans often bring family and neighborhood problems to court, seeking justice or revenge. The litigants in these local squabbles encounter law at its boundaries in the corridors of busy city courthouses, in the offices of court clerks, and in the church parlors used b...y mediation programs. Getting Justice and Getting Even concerns the legal consciousness of working class Americans and their experiences with court and mediation. Following cases into and through the courts, Sally Engle Merry provides an ethnographic study of local law and of the people who use it in a New England city. The litigants, primarily white, native-born, and working class, go to court because as part of mainstream America they feel entitled to use its legal system. Although neither powerful nor highly educated, they expect the law's support when they face intolerable infringements of their rights, privacy, and safety. Yet as personal problems enter the legal system and move through mediation sessions, clerk's hearings, and prosecutor's conferences, the citizen plaintiff rapidly loses control of the process. Court officials and mediators interpret and characterize the meaning of these experiences, reframing and categorizing them in different discourses. Some plaintiffs yield to these interpretations, but others resist, struggling to assert their own version of the problem. Ultimately, Merry exposes the paradox of legal entitlement. While going to court allows an individual to dominate domestic relationships, the litigant must increasingly yield control of the situation to the court that supplies that power.
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              ISBN 9780226520698
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1990
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Language & legal discourse
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              Public Accountability: Designs, Dilemmas and Experiences
               

              Public Accountability: Designs, Dilemmas and Experiences (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              Edited by Dowdle, Michael W.; Series edited by Arup, Chris; Chanock, Martin; O'Malley, Pat; Merry, Sally Engle

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              The most comprehensive survey to-date of how different organizations hold persons acting in the public interest to account.

              ISBN 9780521617611
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2006
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
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              Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking

              Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking (Hardback)

              By Merry, Sally Engle

              In an age when almost anything can be somehow quantified and then measured, Sally Engle Merry s latest book shows how quantification can hide or even distort as much as it reveals. She is particularly interested in the rise of quantitative indicators as a means of global governan...ce. This is the realm of soft law, where compliance depends on monitoring behavior against a set of standards. Merry focuses on three global indicators: human rights indicators used by the organizations monitoring treaties, surveys measuring violence against women, and the US State Department Trafficking in Persons report that ranks countries in terms of their compliance with anti-trafficking activities. Merry sees these and other indicators as a form of knowledge that places power in the hands of the technical experts and organizations who construct them. She investigates the techniques by which information is gathered and analyzed as well as who determines relevant categories, who collects the data, and who disseminates it. Because measurement and ranking systems typically incorporate theories about social change that are embedded in their design but are rarely explicitly acknowledged, they are a form of knowledge--and hence of power--that typically fly under the radar. The US State Department indicators, for example, assume that prosecuting traffickers as if they were a form of organized crime is the key strategy for eliminating the practice, even though it is only one of several standards and does not address cultures where women and children are often sold by their own families. As Merry persuasively shows, quantified indicators are indeed seductive in their seeming promise of providing clear and objective knowledge about how the world works. In actuality, though, such indicators reflect the values, biases, and political worldviews of those who construct and use them.
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              ISBN 9780226261140
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2016
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Chicago Series in Law and Society
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