Zapraszamy wszystkich studentów na wykłady profesorów goszczących u nas w ramach wymiany kadry Erasmus +


Students are invited to lectures of visiting professors within Erasmus + programme.

17-18 maja oraz 31 maja-1 czerwca 2017, godz. 12.45-16.00. room 2.20


May 17-18 and May 31-June 1, 2017 at 12.45-16.00.

Każdy profesor poprowadzi blok wykładowy (8 godzin lekcyjnych).

Student otrzyma 1 ECTS za każdy zaliczony blok wykładowy.

Zapisy przez USOS wkrótce


Every professor will give a series of lectures (8 hours)

Students can get 1 ECTS for each series of lectures

You will be able to register through USOS soon

Język wykładów: angielski.


Language of lectures: English

Pierwszy blok poprowadzi dr Sílvia Gómez Mestres z Uniwersytetu Autonomicznego w Barcelonie

Sílvia Gómez Mestres, Ph.D. from Autonomous University of Barcelona will conduct the first lectures.


Anthropology of justice: new directions


by Sílvia Gómez Mestres, Ph.D., Departament of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona.

May 17-18, 2017 (Wednesday and Thursday) at 12.45-16.00.


Room 2.20


This course will focus on current debates concerning the concept of law in society that takes into account both (1) the rule based approach adopted in legal studies and (2) the social anthropological approach to normativity attentive to the intrinsic culturally embedded nature of any normative ordering. By combining the anthropological approach with that of legal studies, legal anthropology aims to produce empirically informed analysis of the socio-legal processes. Through the examination of different anthropological approaches in different moments of the history of the discipline, the course will explore how anthropology which is interested in relationships between law, society and culture wonders about values of human life these ones understood in their struggle by different peoples, social groups and collectives. What can be called as “anthropology of justice and rights”. The methodological basis to do ethnography on legal cultures will be widely provided and discussed in relation to legal anthropology approaches. It will be also analysed a contemporary case study from Southern Europe on justice claims in the frame of the current context of crises.




1. Students should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the literature on legal anthropology;

2. Students should be able to critically evaluate and synthesize the main sources on legal anthropology;

3. Students should be able to contribute to debate and discussion on legal anthropology issues;

4. Students should be able to effectively convey ideas in legal anthropology by way of written work;


Examination form:

During the course the students will be furnished a “dossier of readings”. The examination form will consist in a written (essay) about one of the themes chosen from the program based on the proposed readings. The written has to be no more than 10 pages.


Schedule and Themes:

17.05.2017. 3 hours

1. Brief history of Legal anthropology: law and justice as a cross-cultural object of study



Comaroff, John L. y Simon Roberts (1981), Rules and Processes: The Cultural Logic of Dispute in an African Context, Chicago y Londres: University of Chicago Press: pp.3-29.


Gluckmann, Max (1955/2005). “The Judicial Process Among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia” en Sally Falk Moore, Law and Anthropology: A Reader. Malden y Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Pp.84-86.


Paul, Bohannan [1957] (1968) Justice and jugement among the Tiv. Waveland Press. (preface, pp. V-XIX and chapter one, pp 1-6 ).


Nader, L (2003) “Crime as category-domestic and globalized” in Parnell, C., Ph & Kane, Stephanie C. (eds) Crime’s power. Anthropologists and the ethonography of crime. Pp. 55-76


Starr, June y Jane F. Collier (eds.) (1989), History and Power in the Study of Law: New Directions in Legal Anthropology, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Introduction. Pp.1-30.


2. Methodological approaches



Geertz, Clifford (1994) “Local knowledge: fact and law in comparative perspective”, in Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretative Anthropology. New York: Basic Books. Pp. 166-234


Goodale, M. (2002) “Legal ethnography in an era of globalization: The arrival of western human rights discourse to rural Bolivia”, in Starr, J. & Goodale, M. (eds.) Practicing ethnography in law. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 50-71


Gluckman, M. (1973) Limitations of the Case-Method in the Study of Tribal Law. Law & Society Review. 7 (4): 611-642.


Griffiths, A. (2002) “Doing ethnography: living law, life histories, and narratives from Botswana”, in Starr, J. & Goodale, M. (eds.) Practicing ethnography in law. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 159-181.


Merry, Sally Engel (2002) “Ethnography in the archives”,Starr, J. & Goodale, M. (eds.) Practicing ethnography in law. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 128-142


Moore, Sally Falk (1973), “Law and Social Change: The Semi-Autonomous Social Field as an Appropriate Subject of Study”. Law & Society Review. 7 (4): pp.719-746.


We might see a film: Délits flagrants, by Raymond Depardon (29’)


18.05.2017. 3 hours

3. Dispute and conflict resolutions




Avruch, K (1991) “Introduction: Culture and conflict resolution”, in Avruch, K.; Black, W Peter.; Scimecca, Joseph A. (eds.) Conflict resolution. Cross-cultural perspectives. Greenwood Press. Pp. 1-17


Avruch, K & Black, W Peter (1994) “ADR, Palau, and the contribution of Anthropology”, in Wolfe, Alvin W. & Yang, Honggang (eds) Anthropological contributions to conflict resolution. The University of Georgia Press, pp. 47-64


Collier, Jane F.; Maurer, B.; Suárez-Navaz, L. (1995) “Sanctioned Identities: Legal Constructions of Modern Personhood”. Identities 2 (1-2): 1-27


Nader, L. (1967) “An analysis of Zapotec Law Cases”, in Bohannan, P. (Ed.) Law and Warfare. Studies in the anthropology of conflict. NY: The Natural History Press. P.p. 117-138


Otterbein, F Keith (2000) Five Feuds: An Analysis of homicides in eastern Kentucky in the Late Nineteenth Century. American Anthropologist, 102 (2): 231-243


4. The action of right claims in contemporary context.

Decommodification for a just and "sustainable" economy: claiming for justice in times of crises



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