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

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

by Kitty Calavita
     
 

Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the “Law” as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society,

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Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the “Law” as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society, while inviting the reader into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. 

Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar personal 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 the use of the law in everyday life, as well as its 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. In a field of inquiry that has long lacked a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its ways of thinking, Invitation to Law and Society will serve as an engaging and indispensible guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226089973
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Chicago Series in Law and Society Series
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
463,468
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Chapter 1.Introduction
Chapter 2.Types of Society, Types of Law
Chapter 3.Law in the Everyday, Everywhere
Chapter 4.The Color of Law
Chapter 5.Many Laws, Many Orders
Chapter 6.The Talk versus the Walk of Law
Chapter 7.Law and Social Justice:Plus Ça Change . . .
Chapter 8.Conclusion

References

Index

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