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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 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: 9780226227443
ISBN: 0226227448
Published: July 2000
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.50

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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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