The Cultural Study of Law

Reconstructing Legal Scholarship

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422558

Category: Law

Page: 169

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Drawing on philosophers from Plato to Foucault and cultural anthropologists and historians such as Clifford Geertz and Perry Miller, Kahn outlines the conceptual tools necessary for such an inquiry. He analyzes the concepts of time, space, citizen, judge, sovereignty, and theory within the culture of law's rule and goes on to consider the methodological problems entailed in stripping the study of law of its reformist ambitions.
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Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

Author: Cheryl Suzack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628588

Category: American literature

Page: 192

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Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Indigenous Women's Writing, Storytelling, and Law -- Chapter One: Gendering the Politics of Tribal Sovereignty: Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez (1978) and Ceremony (1977) -- Chapter Two: The Legal Silencing of Indigenous Women: Racine v. Woods (1983) and In Search of April Raintree (1983) -- Chapter Three: Colonial Governmentality and GenderViolence: State of Minnesota v. Zay Zah (1977) and The Antelope Wife (1998) -- Chapter Four: Land Claims, Identity Claims: Manypenny v. United States (1991) and Last Standing Woman (1997) -- Conclusion: For an Indigenous-Feminist Literary Criticism -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
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Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law

Moving Beyond Legal Realism

Author: Austin D. Sarat,Jonathan Simon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822331438

Category: Law

Page: 366

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DIVThis interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the purchase of cultural studies frameworks for thinking about legal questions beyond the reach of the Law & Economics framework./div
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Cultural Studies of Law

Author: Cristyn Davies,Sara L. Knox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131769726X

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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This edited collection is a cultural analysis of how law is shaped into procedure and principle by the conditions of everyday life. Law is constitutive of culture just as culture and cultural analyses shape, resist and interrogate legal regulation, exception and norms. So too does law have a dual capacity in the field of culture: it enables the formation of subjects and of cultural practices, and it constrains those very formations. This book uses the animating critical concerns of Cultural Studies over the last 20 years—that is, the symbolic, material, economic, and political practices and power relations that are inscribed in everyday life—to analyze the assembly of practices, procedures, sites, interactions and agents of law. The chapters in this collection accordingly examine the conditions of law’s everyday life, in situations ordinary and extraordinary, to show it in the moment of its working. This book was originally published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.
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The Myth of the Cultural Jew

Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Author: Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190238097

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without appreciating the legal aspects of the Jewish tradition. This myth suggests that law and culture are independent of one another. In reality, however, much of Jewish culture has a basis in Jewish law. Similarly, Jewish law produces Jewish culture. A cultural analysis paradigm provides a useful way of understanding the Jewish tradition as the product of both legal precepts and cultural elements. This paradigm sees law and culture as inextricably intertwined and historically specific. This perspective also emphasizes the human element of law's composition and the role of existing power dynamics in shaping Jewish law. In light of this inevitable intersection between culture and law, The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition argues that Jewish culture is shallow unless it is grounded in Jewish law. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall develops and applies a cultural analysis paradigm to the Jewish tradition that departs from the understanding of Jewish law solely as the embodiment of Divine command. Her paradigm explains why both law and culture must matter to those interested in forging meaningful Jewish identity and transmitting the tradition.
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Law, Culture, and Ritual

Disputing Systems in Cross-Cultural Context

Author: Oscar G Chase,Jerome S. Bruner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716792

Category: Law

Page: 224

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"Oscar G. Chase studies the American legal system in the manner of an anthropologist. By comparing American 'dispute ways' with those of other systems, including some commonly believed to be more 'primitive, ' he finds interesting similarities that challenge the premise that we live in a society regulated by a rational and just 'rule of law.'" --New York Law Journal"A witty and engaging endeavor. . . . A good contribution to our professional knowledge, and it is a must reading." --Law and Politics Book Review"After reading Law, Culture, and Ritual, no one could ever again think that our legal proceedings are nothing more than an efficient method of discovering truth and applying law. Oscar Chase effectively uses a comparative approach to help us to step back from our legal practices and see just how steeped in myths, rituals and traditions they are. Scholars will want to read this book for its contribution to comparative law, but everyone interested in American culture should read this book. Chase shows us that there is no separating law from culture: each informs and maintains the other. Law, Culture, and Ritual is a major step forward in the rapidly expanding field of the cultural study of law." --Paul Kahn, author of The Cultural Study of Law: Reconstructing Legal Scholarship"Having allowed ourselves to be convinced (wrongly) that we are the most litigious people in the world, Americans have become obsessed with finding (quick) cures. Oscar Chase's book sounds a salutary warning. By presenting striking comparative examples that shatter our parochialism, he forces us to examine the cultural roots of dispute processes." --Richard Abel, Connell Professor of Law, UCLA LawSchoolDisputing systems are products of the societies in which they operate - they originate and mutate in respons
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Unschärferelationen

Konstruktionen der Differenz von Politik und Recht

Author: Jörn Knobloch,Thorsten Schlee

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658196629

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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Das prekäre Verhältnis von Politik und Recht ist ein beständiges Thema der Politikwissenschaft und öffentlicher demokratischer Diskurse. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge fokussieren das umstrittene Verhältnis von Politik und Recht in Auseinandersetzung mit konstruktivistischen Theorien der Politik. Sie weisen das Verhältnis zweier Semantiken und die ihm zugeschriebenen Kausalitätsbeziehungen in der Zusammenschau als Unschärferelationen aus. Der Band identifiziert die Unschärfen des Zusammenspiels von Politik und Recht in Fragen der Gründung von Demokratie und Verfassung, in den Diskursen um die Politisierung der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit wie umgekehrt der Verrechtlichung des Politischen und nicht zuletzt in Kontexten der Produktion internationaler Normen wie auch der Kollision internationaler Rechtsregime.
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Rechtskultur

Author: Peter Mankowski

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161547928

Category: Law

Page: 595

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English summary: Legal culture has become a key notion in law and society. But how to describe it? How does it emerge? Where are its roots and foundations? Which elements constitute it? Peter Mankowski provides answers by highlighting its development and structures. Rather than establishing a grand theory, his work looks at different contexts and offers at its core a comparative-anecdotal approach to a complex, multifaceted notion. Aiming to provoke thought and encourage discussion, the author depicts the societal, religious and ideological traditions surrounding legal culture, which has to be dynamic to keep apace with progress in society, science and technology. An international phenomenon, legal culture looks at individuals and their relationships to society and community. Its often media influenced public perception and own image within the legal profession are further constituent parts. In short, legal culture is colourful and mirrors the vitality of law and life. German description: Rechtskultur ist ein zentraler Begriff in Recht und Gesellschaft. Was aber ist Rechtskultur? Wie entsteht Rechtskultur? Welche Facetten hat Rechtskultur? "Rechtskultur" ist ein Versuch, Antworten, Konturen und Strukturen zu entwickeln. Peter Mankowski will dabei keine Grosstheorie aufstellen, sondern Zusammenhange aufzeigen. Er bietet im Kern eine rechtsvergleichend-anekdotische Annaherung an einen schwierigen und vielschichtigen Begriff. Dabei will er Anstosse geben und anregen. Rechtskultur steht in gesellschaftlichen, religiosen und ideologischen Traditionen. Rechtskultur ist dynamisch. Sie muss versuchen, mit gesellschaftlichen, wissenschaftlichen und technischen Entwicklungen Schritt zu halten. Rechtskultur speist sich aus der Wahrnehmung der Laien, vermittelt durch Bilder in Medien, ebenso wie aus dem Selbstverstandnis der Juristen. Rechtskultur bezieht sich auf den Einzelnen ebenso wie auf dessen Verhaltnis zu Gemeinschaften. Rechtskultur zeigt sich in internationalen Kontexten. Rechtskultur ist so bunt und vielgestaltig wie das Recht und das Leben selber.
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Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn'

Culture, law, and legitimacy in the era of neoliberal capitalism

Author: Jaafar Aksikas,Sean Johnson Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317244796

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The relationship between culture and the law has become an emergent concern within contemporary Cultural Studies as a field, but the recent focus has been largely limited to the role played by cultural representations and identity politics in the legitimation of legal discourse and policies. While continuing this emphasis, this collection also looks at the law itself as a cultural production, tracing some of the specific contours of its function in the last three decades. It argues that, with the onset of neoliberal or late capitalism, the law has taken on a new specificity and power, leading to what we are calling the ‘juridical turn’, where the presumed legitimacy of the law makes other forms of hegemonic struggle secondary. The collection not only charts the law and cultural policy as they exert their powerful—if often overlooked—influence on every aspect of society and culture, but it also seeks to define this important field of study and demonstrate the substantial role law plays in the production of our social and cultural worlds. In this trailblazing collection of contributions by leading and emerging figures in the field of cultural legal studies, chapters examine various ways in which this process is manifested, such as U.S. legislation and Supreme Court Decisions on gay marriage, immigration, consumer finance, welfare, copyright, and so-called victim’s rights, along with international comparisons from Europe and Latin America. It promises to be a pathbreaking analysis of our juridically-determined conjuncture. This book was originally published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.
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The Reign of Law

Marbury V. Madison and the Construction of America

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300066791

Category: Law

Page: 306

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In this text, tha author argues that the rule of law is our deepest political and cultural myth. He draws on the insights of modern cultural theory to investigate why the rule of law exerts its attraction, and how its premises became figments in our collective political imagination.
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Last standing woman

eine indianische Saga von 1862 - 2018

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894051136

Category:

Page: 381

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Rules Versus Relationships

The Ethnography of Legal Discourse

Author: John M. Conley,William M. O'Barr

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226114910

Category: Law

Page: 222

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In Rules versus Relationships, John M. Conley and William M. O'Barr examine the experiences of litigants seeking redress of everyday difficulties through the small claims courts of the American legal system. The authors find two major and contrasting ways in which litigants formulate and express their problems in terms of specific rule violations and seek concrete legal remedies that would mend soured relationships and respond to their personal and social needs.
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History and Power in the Study of Law

New Directions in Legal Anthropology

Author: June Starr,Jane F. Collier

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501723324

Category: Law

Page: 390

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Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a reintegration of legal anthropology into a renewed general anthropology. Chapters by anthropologists, sociologists, and law professors, using anthropological rather than legal methodologies, provide original analyses of particular legal developments. Some contributors adopt an interpretative approach, focusing on law as a system of meaning; others adopt a materialistic approach, analyzing the economic and political forces that historically shaped relations between social groups. Contributors include Said Armir Arjomand, Anton Blok, Bernard Cohn, George Collier, Carol Greenhouse, Sally Falk Moore, Laura Nader, June Nash, Lawrence Rosen, June Starr, and Joan Vincent.
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The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective

Author: Mortimer Sellers,Tadeusz Tomaszewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048137497

Category: Law

Page: 253

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This volume compares the different conceptions of the rule of law that have developed in different legal cultures. It describes the social purposes and practical applications of the rule of law and how it might be improved in the varied circumstances.
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Damals

Roman

Author: Tessa Hadley

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492977766

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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»Sie waren auf dem Land, am Ende der Welt, und es gab kein Zurück.« – Nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern kehren sie für einen Sommer zurück in das alte englische Landhaus: Die vier Geschwister Harriet, Roland, Alice und Fran. Jetzt, in ihren Vierzigern und Fünfzigern, müssen sie entscheiden, ob sie das Haus ihrer Jugend, Erbe ihrer Vergangenheit, bewahren oder verkaufen sollen. Alice, gescheiterte Schauspielerin und unbelehrbare Romantikerin, bringt Kasim, den gerade erwachsenen Sohn ihres Ex-Partners mit, und Roland seine junge Tochter Molly, hübsch und unkonventionell. Sie alle zieht das alte Anwesen in seinen Bann, längst überwunden geglaubte Spannungen lodern wieder auf, und neue erotische Verwicklungen bahnen sich an. Doch auch dieser Sommer geht zu Ende, und über das Haus muss eine Entscheidung getroffen werden.
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JSL Vol 22-N2

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475811942

Category: Education

Page: 136

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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.
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Men, Law and Gender

Essays on the ‘Man’ of Law

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135309213

Category: Law

Page: 304

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What does it mean to speak of ‘men’ as a gender category in relation to law? How does law relate to masculinities? This book presents the first comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the relationship between men, law and gender; outlining the contours of the ‘man’ of law across diverse areas of legal and social policy. Written in a theoretically informed, yet accessible style, Men, Law and Gender provides an introduction to the study of law and masculinities whilst calling for a richer, more nuanced conceptual framework in which men’s legal practices and subjectivities might be approached. Building on recent sociological work concerned with the relational nature of gender and personal life, Richard Collier argues that social, cultural and economic changes have reshaped ideas about men and masculinities in ways that have significant implications for law. Bringing together voices and disciplines that are rarely considered together, he explores the way ideas about men have been contested and politicised in the legal arena. Including original empirical studies of male lawyers, the legal profession and fathers’ rights and law reform, alongside discussions of university law schools and legal academics, and family policy and parenting cultures, this innovative, timely and important text provides a unique and important insight into the relationship between law, men and masculinities. It will be required reading for academics and students in law and legal theory, socio-legal studies, gender studies, sociology and social policy, as well as policy-makers and others concerned with the changing nature of gender relations.
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