The Handbook of Law and Society
Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice 1. Aufl.
Bringing a timely synthesis to the field, The Handbook of Law and Society presents a comprehensive overview of key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological controversies in the field of law and society. Provides illuminating insights into societal issues that pose ongoing real-world legal problems Offers accessible, succinct overviews with in-depth coverage of each topic, including its evolution, current state, and directions for future research Addresses a wide range of emergent topics in law and society and revisits perennial questions about law in a global world including the widening gap between codified laws and “law in action”, problems in the implementation of legal decisions, law’s constitutive role in shaping society, the importance of law in everyday life, ways legal institutions both embrace and resist change, the impact of new media and technologies on law, intersections of law and identity, law’s relationship to social consensus and conflict, and many more Features contributions from 38 international expert scholars working in diverse fields at the intersections of legal studies and social sciences Unique in its contributions to this rapidly expanding and important new multi-disciplinary field of study
Notes on Contributors viii On the Emerging Maturity of Law and Society: An Introduction xiiiPatricia Ewick and Austin Sarat Part I Setting the Stage 1 1 What is Law and Society? Definitional Disputes 3Susan M. Sterett 2 Charting the “Classics” in Law and Society: The Development of the Field over the Past Half?]Century 18Calvin Morrill and Kelsey Mayo Part II Approaches to the Study of Law as a Social Phenomenon 37 3 Mapping a Cultural Studies of Law 39Naomi Mezey 4 Approaches to the Study of Law as a Social Phenomenon: Legal History 56Kunal M. Parker 5 Legal Ethnographies and Ethnographic Law 71Susan Bibler Coutin and Veronique Fortin 6 Just a Thought? Instantiations and Constructions of Procedural Justice 85Mary R. Rose Part III Institutional Processes and Actors 103 7 Lawyers and the Legal Profession 105Ronit Dinovitzer and Bryant Garth 8 Courts and Judges: The Legitimacy Imperative and the Importance of Appearances 118Keith J. Bybee and Angela G. Narasimhan 9 Jurors and Juries 134Nancy S. Marder 10 Upside Down and Inside Out: Regulators and Regulatory Processes in Contemporary Perspective 150Bronwen Morgan 11 Using Public Law to Shape Private Organizations 168Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash 12 Police and Policing 183Jennifer D. Wood Part IV Domains of Legal Policy 197 13 Domains of Policy: Law and Society Research on the Family 199Annie Bunting 14 Domains of Policy: Law and Society Perspectives on Antidiscrimination Law 212Donna E. Young 15 Domains of Policy: Law and Society Perspectives on Punishment and Social Control 228Keramet Reiter 16 Welfare Law 244Vicki Lens 17 Immigration Law and Immigrants’ Lived Experiences 258Leisy J. Abrego 18 The Return of Religion: The Rise, Decline, and Possible Resurrection of Legal Secularism 274Nomi Maya Stolzenberg 19 Human Rights 291Heinz Klug 20 More?]than?]Human Legalities: Advocating an “Animal Turn” in Law and Society 307Irus Braverman 21 Law and Disability 322Katharina Heyer Part V How Does Law Matter? 337 22 The Constitution of Identity: Law and Race 339Osagie K. Obasogie 23 The Constitution of Identity: New Modalities of Nationality, Citizenship, Belonging and Being 351Eve Darian?]Smith 24 The Past, Present, and Future of Rights Scholarship 367Jeffrey R. Dudas, Jonathan Goldberg?]Hiller and Michael W. McCann 25 Law and Social Movements: Old Debates and New Directions 382Sandra R. Levitsky 26 The Rule of Law and Economic Development: Global Scripts, Vernacular Translations 399Ritu Birla 27 Law and Colonialism: Legacies and Lineages 417Renisa Mawani 28 Law and Globalism: Law without the State as Law without Violence 433Julieta Lemaitre Index 446
Patricia Ewick is Professor of Sociology at Clark University. She is the co-author of The Common Place of Law (1998) and Social Science, Social Policy and Law (1999). She is also former co-editor of Studies in Law, Politics and Society and former Associate Editor of the Law & Society Review.Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and Hugo L. Black Visiting Senior Scholar at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is the author or editor of more than 90 books, including Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty (2014); When the State Kills: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture (2002); The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society (Wiley Blackwell, 2004); and Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution (2007).
Fifty years have passed since the establishment of this multi-disciplinary and rapidly expanding field and since that time, the field has grown to encompass an array of disciplines, methods, perspectives and purposes. Bringing a timely synthesis to the field, The Handbook of Law and Society presents a comprehensive overview of key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological controversies in the field of law and society.Contributions from 36 international scholars working across the disciplines of legal studies and social sciences explore the fields’ expanding frontiers. Utilizing a global approach to law and society, chapters address a wide range of topics that include the widening gap between codified laws and “law in action”, problems in the implementation of legal decisions, law’s constitutive role in shaping society, the importance of law in everyday life, ways legal institutions both embrace and resist change, the impact of new media and technologies on law, intersections of law and identity, law’s relationship to social consensus and conflict, and many more. Chapters provide in-depth coverage of each topic, including its evolution, current state, and directions for future research. Informed by the latest scholarship, The Handbook of Law and Society is an invaluable resource for myriad issues relating to the complex relationship between society and the legal process in the twenty-first century world.
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