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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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The Common Place of Law

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Patricia EwickAssociate Professor of Sociology, Clark University, USA, Susan S. SilbeyProfessor of Sociology, Wellesley College, USA

ISBN13: 9780226227429
ISBN: 0226227421
Published: July 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £58.00

This study explores the different ways people view the law. It identifies three common narratives: one is based on the idea of the law as magisterial and remote; another views the law as a game with rules that can be manipulated to one's advantage; and a third narrative describes the law as an arbitrary power to be actively resisted.;Drawing on more than 400 extensive case studies, the text presents individual experiences interwoven with an analysis that charts a coherent theory of legality. It depicts the institution as it is lived: strange and familiar, imperfect and ordinary, and at the centre of daily life.

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Preface Pt.
1: Introduction 1: Millie Simpson 2: The Common Place of Law 3: The Social Construction of Legality Pt.
2: Stories of Legal Consciousness: Constructing Legality 4: Before the Law Rita Michaels Dwayne Franklin Standing before the Law 5: With the Law Charles Reed Nikos Stavros Playing with the Law 6: Against the Law Bess Sherman Jamie Leeson Up against the Law Pt.
3: Conclusions 7: Mystery and Resolution: Reconciling the Irreconcilable 8: Consciousness and Contradiction App. A: Research Strategies and Methods App. B: Who's Who in the Text Notes References Index