PAGE PAGE 1 Anthro 130-10.14 OUTLINE Discussion of ?Bitter Melons? film- used as an example of what hunter-gatherers must have been like, Bushman of the Kalahari, have been pushed out by other peoples to the most remote areas Legal systems - Definitions: three ingredients to be a legal system, 1) third party intervenes in a two party dispute 2) has to be a consistent relationship between rules and punishment if the rules are broken 3) some kind of enforcement - Substantive and procedural law: the law in the books, the written law, what?s right and what?s wrong/ how the substantive law in enacted - ?Reasonable person? principle: is your behavior ?reasonable?, everyone agrees what is a reasonable standard of behavior - ?Responsible agent? theory Discussion of readings, S&M 24-26: Anne Sutherland- gypsy culture and legal system, Jones- serving as a witness using anthropological knowledge NAMES Max Gluckman- Reasonable person principle Paul Bohannan- the reasonable person principle is a Western idea E.E. Evans-Pritchard- Azande- Northern Central Africa, the idea of an accident in terms of legal stuff is a western idea and in non-western societies they must find a reason for what happened Laurence Goldman- Huli- he said Evans-Pritchard was a ?front porch? anthropologist, one woman visits another woman in her house and the house burns down and the first woman dies, the Huli people knew this was an accident, when comparing this event; they compared it to other events considered to be accidents. Also in Huli language you can infer information from the use of words. He won his battle. Marime- the contamination of non-gypsy food and other things and then being an outcast in the gypsy community after being contaminated
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