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Houses in MotionThe Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia$
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Richard Baxstrom

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758918

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.001.0001

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Law, Justice, Disappearance

Law, Justice, Disappearance

The Experience of Place in a Time of Radical Transformation

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(p.85) 3 Law, Justice, Disappearance
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Houses in Motion
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0004

This chapter takes a look at the different relationships that were present between local practice, the state, and the law within Brickfields. These relationships were present during a period of drastic change the result of various urban development projects sponsored by the state. The chapter poses the argument that this change exposed a rift between the local subjects' experience of the law and the abstract rule of law itself.

Keywords:   local practice, law, state, urban development projects, drastic change

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