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Dislocating custom

Demian, Melissa


This article approaches the relationship between the categories of custom and law by means of an experiment with cartographic metaphors of scale and location. In Papua New Guinea, the relationship of custom to law is configured by the canonization of custom (the concept as it is known in studies of legal pluralism) in the Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and in the Underlying Law Act 2000. However, the status of this universalizing category is complicated by its...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review
DOI: 10.1111/plar.12088


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