oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Legal anthropology in a changing South Africa
|Article Title||Legal anthropology in a changing South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Vista University, Mamelodi Campus|
|Publication Date||Mar 1994|
|Pages||70 - 76|
|Keyword(s)||African customary law, Cross-cultural society, Legal anthropology, Social theory and South Africa|
This article concerns the study of the normative orderings of communities within the state. Rather than putting them on a pedestal,the communities are treated as areas and sources of national law reform. As areas of national law reform they are perhaps best descriptionbed as 'semiÂ·autonomous social fields'. As sources of national law reform they are pointers to the 'living law' which may be in conflict with the state's 'positive law'.
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