Invitation to Law and Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (Hardback)

Kitty Calavita

Edité par The University of Chicago Press, 2016
ISBN 10: 022629644X / ISBN 13: 9780226296449
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Law and society is a rapidly growing field that turns the conventional view of law as mythical abstraction on its head. Kitty Calavita brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law is found not only in statutes and courtrooms but in our institutions and interactions, while inviting readers into conversations that introduce the field s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive expose of law s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to both law as it is written and actual legal practices, as well as the law s potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart. With this second edition of Invitation to Law and Society, Calavita brings up to date what is arguably the leading introduction to this exciting, evolving field of inquiry and adds a new chapter on the growing law and cultural studies movement. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : Law and society is a rapidly growing field that turns the conventional view of law as mythical abstraction on its head. Kitty Calavita brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law is found not only in statutes and courtrooms but in our institutions and interactions, while inviting readers into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive exposé of law’s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to both law as it is written and actual legal practices, as well as the law’s potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart.

With this second edition of Invitation to Law and Society, Calavita brings up to date what is arguably the leading introduction to this exciting, evolving field of inquiry and adds a new chapter on the growing law and cultural studies movement.

About the Author: Kitty Calavita is chancellor’s professor emerita in the Departments of Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author, most recently, of Appealing to Justice: Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic.

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Titre : Invitation to Law and Society: An ...
Éditeur : The University of Chicago Press
Date d'édition : 2016
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New

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