The Legal Geographies Reader: Law, Power and Space / Edition 1

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This timely Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings on the relation between law and geography in an effort to clarify the connections between these two increasingly complex concepts.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Reader in Law and Geography combines the talents of diverseprofessionals focused upon issues of enormous importance" Professor Gordon L. Clark,University of Oxford

"The mutual inscription of law in space and of space in law, forso long invisible, emerges in this volume with the utmost clarityand cogency" Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University ofCoimbra, Portugal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631220169
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/16/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Blomley is Associate Professor of Geography atSimon Fraser University, Vancouver and the author of the highlyacclaimed Law, Space and the Geographies of Power.

David Delaney is a lecturer in the Department of Law,Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, Massachusettsand the author of Race, Place and the Law.

Richard T. Ford is Associate Professor of Law at StanfordUniversity, California and has published in the Harvard, Stanfordand Michigan Law Reviews and internationally in legal and socialscience journals.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Foreword (Gordon L. Clark).

Preface: Where is law (David Delaney, Richard T. Ford, andNicholas Blomley).

Acknowledgments. .

Part I: Legal Places.

Section 1: Public Space.

Introduction (Nicholas Blomley).

1. The Annihilation of Space by Law: The Roots and Implicationsof Anti-Homeless Laws in the United States (Don Mitchell).

2. Controlling Chronic Misconduct in City Spaces: OfPanhandlers, Skid Rows and Public-Space Zoning (Robert. C.Ellickson).

3. Girls and the Getaway: Cars, Culture, and the Predicament ofGendered Space (Carol. Sanger).

4. Out of Place: Symbolic Domains, Religious Rights and theCultural Contract (Davina Cooper).

Section 2: Local Racisms and the Law.

Introduction (Richard T. Ford).

5. The Boundaries of Responsibility: Interpretations ofGeography in School Desegregation Cases (David Delaney).

6. Polluting the Body Politic: Race and Urban Location (DavidTheo Goldberg).

7. The Boundaries of Race: Political Geography in Legal Analysis(Richard T. Ford).

8. The Legitimacy of Judicial Decision Making in the Context ofRichmond v Croson (Gordon L. Clark).

Section 3: Property and the City.

Introduction (Nicholas Blomley).

9. Landscapes of Property (Nicholas Blomley).

10. Residential Rent Control (Margaret Radin).

11. Suspended in Space: Bedouins Under the Law of Israel (RonenShamir).

12. Picturesque Visions (Simon Ryan) .

Part II: National Legalities.

Section 1: State Formation and Legal Centralization.

Introduction (Richard T. Ford).

13. A Legal History of Cities (G. Frug).

14. Territorialization and State Power in Thailand (PeterVandergeest and Nancy Lee Peluso).

15. Rabies Rides the Fast Train: Transnational Interactions inPost-Colonial Times (Eve Darian-Smith).

16. Law's Territory (A history of jurisdiction) (Richard T.Ford).

Section 2: Environmental Regulation.

Introduction (David Delaney).

17. Property Rights and the Economy of Nature: UnderstandingLucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (Joseph Sax).

18. The Property Rights Movement: How it Began, Where it isHeaded (Nancie Marzulla).

Part III: Globalization and Law.

Introduction (David Delaney).

19. 'Let Them Eat Cake': Globalization, Postmodern Colonialismand the Possibilities of Justice (Susan Silbey).

20. The View from the International Plane: Perspective and Scalein the Architecture of Colonial International Law (AnneliseRiles).

21. Border Crossings: NAFTA, Regulatory Restructuring and thePolitics of Place (Ruth Buchanan).

22. Anthropological Approaches to Law and Society in Conditionsof Globalization (Rosemary Coombe).


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