Oral History on Trial

UBC PressSKU: 9780774820714

Author:
Miller, Bruce Granville
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
195
Publisher:
UBC Press

Price:
Sale price$41.95

Description

Oral History on Trial: Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts by anthropologist Bruce Granville Miller breaks new ground by asking how oral histories might be incorporated into the existing court system. Through compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence, Miller traces the long trajectory of oral history from community to court, and offers a sophisticated critique of the Crown's use of Aboriginal materials in key cases, including the watershed Delgamuukw trial. A bold intervention in legal and anthropological scholarship, Oral History on Trial presents a powerful argument for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history. Students and scholars of Aboriginal affairs, anthropology, oral history, and law, as well as lawyers, judges, policymakers, and Aboriginal peoples will appreciate its careful consideration of an urgent issue facing Indigenous communities worldwide and the courts hearing their cases. Bruce Granville Miller is a professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

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