Law and Property in Algeria

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Yazid Ben Hounet
Studies in the History and Society of the Maghrib
  • New York, NY: 
    , February
     189 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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In spite of its privileged place on the African continent, in the Muslim world and in the Middle East and North Africa region, Algeria remains poorly known, and the works relating to contemporary Algerian society published outside of Algeria are rare. This book seeks to contribute to our understanding of Algerian society today, through its relationships to property and to law. Beyond this, the objective is to propose, in a comparative perspective proper to anthropology, new theoretical and methodological perspectives by which to apprehend the anthropology of law in a Muslim context. Algeria, as a post-colonial and post-Socialist State, whose population is overwhelmingly Muslim, proves to be a particularly interesting case to study. 

Contributors are: Hichem Amichi, Emilie Barraud, Ammar Belhimer, Yazid Ben Hounet, Nejm Benessaiah, Sami Bouarfa, Tarik Dahou, Baudouin Dupret, Marcel Kuper, Judith Scheele, Alice Wilson.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Yazid Ben Hounet is a social anthropologist and research fellow at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. Recent publications include: (with Deborah Puccio-Den, eds.), Truth, Intentionality and Evidence: Anthropological Approaches to Crime (Routledge, 2017). 


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