Chiefs in South Africa

Law, Power & Culture in the Post-Apartheid Era

  • Barbara Oomen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This book examines the ongoing resurgence of traditional power structures in South Africa. Oomen assesses the relation between the changing legal and socio-political position of traditional authority and customary law and what these changes can teach us about the interrelation between law, politics, and culture in the post-modern world.


Africa culture law

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Oomen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73576-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-06460-8
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