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This is a timely new edition of Sharyn L. Roach Anleu’s invaluable introduction to the sociology of law and its role as a social institution and social process. Discussing current theory and key empirical research from a diverse range of perspectivesthe bookgives relevant examples, from various cultures and societies, to provide a sociological view which goes beyond more jurisprudential approaches to law and society. This thoroughly updated edition engages with modern scholarship, and recent research, on globalization while also looking at related issues such as the internationalization of law and human rights.
Introduction: the meaning of law
Law in Classical Social Theory
Contemporary Social Theory and Law
The Legal Profession
Feminism and Legal Reform
Rights and Citizenship