The Rule of the Clan

A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of ...

Author: Mark S. Weiner

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466836385

Category: Political Science

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A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions of kin-based societies, from medieval Iceland to modern Pakistan. Mark S. Weiner, an expert in constitutional law and legal history, shows us that true individual freedom depends on the existence of a robust state dedicated to the public interest. In the absence of a healthy state, he explains, humans naturally tend to create legal structures centered not on individuals but rather on extended family groups. The modern liberal state makes individualism possible by keeping this powerful drive in check—and we ignore the continuing threat to liberal values and institutions at our peril. At the same time, for modern individualism to survive, liberals must also acknowledge the profound social and psychological benefits the rule of the clan provides and recognize the loss humanity sustains in its transition to modernity. Masterfully argued and filled with rich historical detail, Weiner's investigation speaks both to modern liberal societies and to developing nations riven by "clannism," including Muslim societies in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Kin Clan Raja and Rule

Author: Richard Gabriel Fox

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520018075

Category: India

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The Law Journal Reports

In point to there being any difference bethat case the rule was a rule by statute ,
tween the rules of law and of Admiralty ... Clan called to it , they forgot that though
there Sinclair and the Clan Sinclair's people are was a transgression of a rule it ...

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The Law Times Reports

The vessel going against tide is not only the Clan Sinclair left the dock she was
on the to wait until the other has passed ... The words of the rule tively small
steamer of 255 tons nett ; the Clan worthy of remark begin in this way : “ Steam
Sinclair ...

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obeyed rulg 23 ( 1 ) of the Rules and By - laws ADMIRALTY . for the Navigation of
the River Thames . ” 1884 . THE MARGARET . Butt , J. , held that no blame
attached 27 . to the Clan Sinclair , and pronounced the Margaret solely to blame .

Author: Henry D. Barton

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A Treatise on the Law of Collisions at Sea

thought they meant clear of each other , the latter clear of the Local rules point . (
Thames ) . The effect of Rule 23 of the Thames Rules was again dis - Rule 23 .
cussed in The Margaret . The steamship Clan Sinclair , of The Margaret . 1 , 911 ...

Author: Reginald Godfrey Marsden

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Category: Collisions at sea

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A Treatise on the Language Poetry and Music of the Highland Clans

Some grammarians think the above rule were more honoured in the breach than
the observance , because it requires ... the itinerating labours of the bards and
seanachies among the clans , that the preservation of the Gaelic in its simplicity ...

Author: Donald Campbell

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Selections from China Mainland Magazines

With the advent of feudal society , such paternal clan relationships , the rule of the
clan patriarchal system or clan system were retained but more or less modified in
form , becoming an important mode of China ' s feudal rule and feudal ...

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

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The Rule of Mars

According to studies of prehistoric social development , the matriarchal age
encompassed the periods in which later Paleolithic clan communes and neolithic
matriarchal commune systems both prevailed . Paleolithic society was one of ...

Author: Cristina Biaggi

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Category: Patriarchy

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"An anthology of the best work by leading scholars on the subject of patriarchy: how it came to be the dominant social system, how it has been maintained, and its impact on contemporary life. In today's world, it is important to understand the underlining dynamics of our political and social life so that change can be relevant and substantial ... This outstanding collection of 32 essays from renowned scholars, artists and activists is a fresh approach to a topic with ancient roots. Patriarchy is not the inevitable outcome of civilization, these authors contend, but rather a deliberately chosen social structure with a beginning, a middle, and, hopefully, an end. This diverse collection of provocative authors each takes her or his own approach to the material at hand. Together they examine the possible origins of patriarchy such as the collapse of the fertility of the once "fertile crescent" to the loss of land in the great Black Sea flood. They examine the evidence of ancient cultures based on equality and a reverence for both genders, contrasting that with the contemporary patriarchy that brings so much strife to our world. And they bring hope with thoughtful suggestions for real change so that humankind can once again live in equality."--Publisher's website.

The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living The eighteenth edition With The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying With a portrait

Simo Terentianus parat abdicarioncm , quia Pamphilus clan ipso duxiffet uxorem
. Istiumodi sponsalia fiunt irrita , nisi velint Parenres : At fi fubfequuta eft copula ,
nè temerè rescindantur connubia multæ fuedunt cautiones & pericula .

Author: Jeremy TAYLOR (Bishop of Down and Connor, and of Dromore.)

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Peking Review

Therefore , he proposed that members of the ruling clan should restrain
themselves to lead the morality of the common people towards kindness . Then
the rule of “ rites " characterized by " the superior men doing the governing and
the inferior ...

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Working Paper

In other words , though ujamaa has diminished the significance of the clan as a
landholding entity , the clan itself still exists and conditions for its reproduction are
present . The decline of the relevance of the application of the Rules to clan land
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Author: Zebron Steven Gondwe

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Category: Inheritance and succession

Page: 27

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Working Papers

In other words , though ujamaa has diminished the significance of the clan as a
landholding entity , the clan itself still exists and conditions for its reproduction are
present . The decline of the relevance of the application of the Rules to clan land
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The Rule of the Taew n gun 1864 1873

He relaxed the regulations on appointments to the council , which now
incorporated the Chongbusi , so that distant members of the Yi clan could be
brought in . 10 This reform of the Chongch ' inbu was paralleled in 1869 by the
lifting of the ...

Author: Ching Young Choe

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: History

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In this book Dr. Ching Choe now takes his place as one of thosebitter-end supporters of a great tradition who in their own minds defy the trends of modern history. The decade of 1864-1873 is known in history as the era of the Taewon'gun,

Vietnam and the Rule of Law

Each relationship depended upon the observance of a patronage obligation , son
to father , family to clan , clan to village , etc. ( Hooker 1975 : 227-229 ; Ta Van Tai
1988 : Chapter Four ) . Within this system , entitlements depended upon status ...

Author: David G. Marr

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Category: Commercial law

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"Proceedings of Vietnam Update Conference November 1992, Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU".

Singing the Law

and sub-clans into which the Somali people are divided are simultaneously
valued as institutions and vehicles of tradition ... of the clan system with respect to
contemporary politics has its roots, in part, in the British approach to indirect rule
in ...

Author: Peter Leman

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ISBN: 1789621135

Category: History

Page: 272

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Singing the Law is about the legal lives and afterlives of oral cultures in East Africa, particularly as they appear within the pages of written literatures during the colonial and postcolonial periods. In examining these cultures, this book begins with an analysis of the cultural narratives of time and modernity that formed the foundations of British colonial law. Recognizing the contradictory nature of these narratives (i.e., both promoting and retreating from the Euro-centric ideal of temporal progress) enables us to make sense of the many representations of and experiments with non-linear, open-ended, and otherwise experimental temporalities that we find in works of East African literature that take colonial law as a subject or point of critique. Many of these works, furthermore, consciously adapt orature as an expressive form with legal authority. This affords them the capacity to challenge the narrative foundations of colonial law and its postcolonial residues and offer alternative models of temporality and modernity that give rise, in turn, to alternative forms of legality. East Africa's "oral jurisprudence" ultimately has implications not only for our understanding of law and literature in colonial and postcolonial contexts, but more broadly for our understanding of how the global south has shaped modern law as we know and experience it today.

The Tanzania Law Reports

As the land in dispute was clearly inherited clan land , we are satisfied that the
only way Juliana could have dealt with the land was in accordance with the “
Rules Governing the Inheritance of Holdings by Female Heirs , 1944 ” , which are
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Woman s Evolution from Matriarchal Clan to Patriarchal Family

However , in savage society where the unit was not the family but the maternal
clan , a man had many " mothers " and " sisters . " These were all the women who
belonged to his own clan and to related clans . Under the " rule of avoidance ...

Author: Evelyn Reed

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 9780873484220

Category: Social Science

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The matriarchy is one of the most hotly contested issues between contending schools in anthropology. This book affirms that the maternal clan system was the original form of social organization and explains why. It also traces its development and the causes of its downfall.

Caste Clan and Ethnicity

In addition , the Mehtas , rules of caste endogamy , sapinda exogamy , prohibited
kin , clan exogamy , clan hypergamy , etc . , are distinctive features of their marital
rules as they are not in vogue among Brahmins , Kayasthas and others .

Author: Lalit K. Mehta

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Category: Clans

Page: 255

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Year Book of the American Clan Gregor Society

1971 Amendment to the Rules of American Clan Gregor Society , Inc . At the
meeting of the Council of American Clan Gregor Society , Inc . held on October
15 , 1971 at Fredericksburg , Virginia , the following Resolution was adopted .

Author: American Clan Gregor Society

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