Cloth $48.00 ISBN: 9780226089966 Published May 2010
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Invitation to Law and Society

An Introduction to the Study of Real Law

Kitty Calavita

Kitty Calavita

192 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2010
Cloth $48.00 ISBN: 9780226089966 Published May 2010
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780226089973 Published May 2010
E-book $7.00 to $15.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226089980 Published May 2010

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.

 

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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