Cultural Legal Studies

Author: Cassandra Sharp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317626265
Format: PDF, ePub
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What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice? This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law and legal theory. Moving beyond the ‘law ands’ (literature, humanities, culture, film, visual and aesthetics) on which it is based, this book demonstrates how the techniques and practices of cultural legal studies can be used to metamorphose law and the legalities that underpin its popular imaginary. By drawing on three different modes of cultural legal studies – storytelling, technology and jurisprudence – the collection showcases the intersectional practices of cultural legal studies, and law in its popular cultural mode. The contributors to the collection deploy differentiated modes of cultural legal studies practice, adopting diverse philosophical, disciplinary, methodological and theoretical approaches and subjects of examination. The collection draws on this mix of diversity and homogeneity to thread together its overarching theme: that we must take seriously an interrogation of law as culture and in its cultural form. That is, it does not ask how a text ‘represents’ law; but rather how the representational nature of both law and culture intersect so that the ‘juridical’ become visible in various cultural manifestations. In short, it asks: how law’s popular cultures actively effect the metamorphosis of law.

Fables of the Law

Author: Daniela Carpi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110496682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What can fables and fairytales tell us of law, its practices and ideals? Drawing on real and metaphorical literary and jurisprudential accounts and practices of law, this volume reveals that law has recourse to fables and fairytales as moral exempla, as a new form of law and literature, found in diverse sources ranging from the fables of de La Fontaine and fairytales of Perrault and Grimm to the modern fairytales of True Blood and Harry Potter.

The Oxford Handbook of European Union Law

Author: Anthony Arnull
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191653055
Format: PDF
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Since its formation the European Union has expanded beyond all expectations, and this expansion seems set to continue as more countries seek accession and the scope of EU law expands, touching more and more aspects of its citizens' lives. The EU has never been stronger and yet it now appears to be reaching a crisis point, beset on all sides by conflict and challenges to its legitimacy. Nationalist sentiment is on the rise and the Eurozone crisis has had a deep and lasting impact. EU law, always controversial, continues to perplex, not least because it remains difficult to analyse. What is the EU? An international organization, or a federation? Should its legal concepts be measured against national standards, or another norm? The Oxford Handbook of European Union Law illuminates the richness and complexity of the debates surrounding the law and policies of the EU. Comprising eight sections, it examines how we are to conceptualize EU law; the architecture of EU law; making and administering EU law; the economic constitution and the citizen; regulation of the market place; economic, monetary, and fiscal union; the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice; and what lies beyond the regulatory state. Each chapter summarizes, analyses, and reflects on the state of play in a given area, and suggests how it is likely to develop in the foreseeable future. Written by an international team of leading commentators, this Oxford Handbook creates a vivid and provocative tapestry of the key issues shaping the laws of the European Union.

Henri Lefebvre

Author: Chris Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134045883
Format: PDF, Docs
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While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre’s writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there has been no comprehensive consideration of his work within legal studies. Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City provides the first serious analysis of the relevance and importance of this significant thinker for the study of law and state power. Introducing Lefebvre to a legal audience, this book identifies the central themes that run through his work, including his unorthodox, humanist approach to Marxist theory, his sociological and methodological contributions to the study of everyday life and his theory of the production of space. These elements of Lefebvre’s thought are explored through detailed investigations of the relationships between law, legal form and processes of abstraction; the spatial dimensions of neoliberal configurations of state power; the political and aesthetic aspects of the administrative ordering of everyday life; and the ‘right to the city’ as the basis for asserting new forms of spatial citizenship. Chris Butler argues that Lefebvre’s theoretical categories suggest a way for critical legal scholars to conceptualise law and state power as continually shaped by political struggles over the inhabitance of space. This book is a vital resource for students and researchers in law, sociology, geography and politics, and all readers interested in the application of Lefebvre’s social theory to specific legal and political contexts.

Culture and Society 1780 1950

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231057011
Format: PDF, ePub
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The romantic artist - Mill on bentham and coleridge - Thomas carlyle - The industrial novels - J.H. Newman and Matthew Arnold - Art and society - Interregnum - Twentieth-century opinions.

Race Ethnicity and Law

Author: Mathieu Deflem
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787146030
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new volume of Sociology of Crime, Deviance and Law addresses issues of race and ethnicity within the law and law-related phenomena.

Non Legality in International Law

Author: Fleur Johns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014018
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shows how international lawyers make non-law (extra-legal, illegal and other non-legal phenomena) and why this matters in global politics today.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Mixed Legal Systems at New Frontiers

Author: E. Örücü
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780854900701
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The aim of this volume is to provide the reader with original views on and insight into mixed legal systems in general, and some mixed legal systems and ongoing mixes in particular. The hope is that the analyses to be found in the eleven contributions will be helpful for scholars, students and practitioners who have a general interest in comparative law and a special interest in mixed legal systems, and provide inspiration to pursue further inquiries. The contributions are a selection of papers presented at the 2007 Second World Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, ‘The Boundaries of Unity: Mixed Systems in Action’. As can be gleaned from the title of the Congress, the emphasis has shifted from the closed family of ‘mixed jurisdictions’ towards a wider embrace, considering ‘mixed systems’, in addition to the classical ‘mixed jurisdictions’. Following the introduction, the first two pieces inform the reader of the multiplicity of approaches to mixed legal systems and widen the horizon, offering expansion, though retaining exclusivity. Then follow chapters throwing new light on Commonwealth Caribbean, United States Novojo law, Turkey, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and Ireland, the European Union, and Public International Law and International Trade Law; all showing that we are entering an era of legal studies involving looking at all legal systems anew.