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Law in the Domains of Culture

Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, United States
Published: 15th May 1998
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 27mm
Weight: 600g
ISBN-10: 047210862X
ISBN-13: 9780472108626
Barcode No: 9780472108626
Synopsis
Law and legal studies are relative latecomers to cultural studies. As scholars have come to see law as not something apart from culture and society, they have begun to explore the connections between law and culture. Focusing on the production, interpretation, consumption, and circulation of legal meaning, these scholars suggest that law is inseparable from the interests, goals, and understandings that deeply shape or compromise social life. Against this background, Law in the Domains of Culture brings the insights and approaches of cultural studies to law and tries to secure for law a place in cultural analysis. This book provides a sampling of significant theoretical issues in the cultural analysis of law and illustrates some of those issues in provocative examples of the genre. Law in the Domains of Culture is designed to encourage the still tentative efforts to forge a new interdisciplinary synthesis, cultural studies of law.

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