Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st edition, edition (June 5, 2006)
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one of many significant questions dealing with the realm this present day is the position of legislations in shaping identification and in balancing culture with modernity. In an arid nook of the Mediterranean quarter within the first a long time of the 20th century, Mandate Palestine was once confronting those very concerns. Assaf Likhovski examines the criminal historical past of Palestine, displaying how legislation and id interacted in a posh colonial society during which British rulers and Jewish and Arab topics lived jointly. legislation in Mandate Palestine was once now not basically an device of strength or a mode of fixing person disputes, says Likhovski. It used to be additionally a manner of answering the query, "Who are we?" British officers, Jewish legal professionals, and Arab students all grew to become to the legislation of their look for their identities, and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid tradition during which Western and non-Western norms existed at the same time. Uncovering a wealthy arsenal of criminal differences, notions, and doctrines utilized by legal professionals to mediate among various identities, Likhovski presents a finished account of the connection among legislation and identification. His research indicates a brand new method of either the criminal heritage of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies often.