American Cultural Pluralism and Law: Second Edition by Jill Norgren

By Jill Norgren

This new and up-to-date version of Norgren and Nanda's vintage textual content brings their exam of yank cultural pluralism and the legislation modern throughout the Clinton management. whereas preserving their emphasis at the thought of cultural range because it pertains to the legislation within the usa, new and up-to-date chapters mirror fresh proper proceedings touching on tradition, race, gender, and sophistication, with specific realization paid to neighborhood and nation courtroom reviews. Drawing on court docket fabrics, statutes and codes, and felony ethnographies, the textual content analyzes the continuing negotiations and lodgings through the mechanism of legislation among culturally varied teams and the bigger society. a huge textual content for classes in American executive, society and the legislations, cultural reviews, and civil rights.

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18. Vanderwerth, Indian Oratory, 197-98. S. government is also the source of conflict between the United States and the indigenous people of Hawai'i. Like Native Americans, Native Hawaiian culture stands in contrast to, and sometimes in conflict with, that of the dominant culture of the United States. Native Hawaiians, like Native Americans, value the sacred interdependence of people and nature, the protection and conservation of natural resources, and the inherent value of all living things. Native Hawaiian culture emphasizes the availability, use, and sharing of resources among the 'ohana (family), the extended kin group, and the community.

As the sandalwood trade declined with the depletion of the forests, overharvested by the chiefs to pay their mounting debts for foreign luxury goods, "giving" land to foreigners was another way for the chiefs to pay their bills. Foreigners, too, and more particularly, Americans, were looking for new investment opportunities, were acquiring more land, and were increasing their investments in large-scale agriculture, which had become a profitable business with the opening of a growing market in California.

Thomas A. " He argued that earlier assimilation policies had not worked and that any new assimilation policy should move slowly and take into account generational differences within Native American communities as well as the differences between Native American tribes' interest in acculturation. Unlike other lobbyists, Bland argued for more rather than less Native American control of their own affairs and less United States interference in the absence of a specific request by a tribe. Bland's arguments were the closest that Native Americans came to having a voice in the debate over their future.

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