Halacha is a typological ideal which we desire to manifest in our actual behavior. Inasmuch as life itself has a structure, halacha is contoured exactly to life in its entirety and beyond. Halachic constructs associate with eachother in such intricate ways, forming a vast and complex web of ideas. This reflects a sensitivity to nuanced actual or structural similarities between disparate realms of Halacha being legitimate data for halachic derivation.
These wormholes in the space of halachic constructs which link far away areas together demonstrate different parts of our halachic life are bound together even if not in the space of everyday experience. From the perspective of an anthropologist this would make no sense at all if like the roots of a tree different areas of life each go their own way. In halacha, life is an integrated whole.
Not that I am well versed in academic literature, I'm mainly in the beis medrish, but I'm curious if anyone has come across any pieces whether within mainstream torah or even from western academia which discusses the anthropological reality of jewish society and tries to discern the inner structure of the system from without, or from starting from observing minhag yisroel and decoding the structure of the life system of the torah from that stance.