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The Legal Geographies Reader

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Nicholas BlomleyProfessor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

ISBN13: 9780631220152
ISBN: 0631220151
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



This timely Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings on the relationship between law and geography. In so doing, it has fostered the creation of an intellectual forum for scholars and students in related disciplines, who have - until now - been working in parallel, rather than in tandem. Although a recent area of study, the intersection between these fields is becoming increasingly important with the recognition that space is socially produced and that it is riddled with power relations.The chapters in this Reader are organized around geographic scale - local, national, global - and each section includes an introductory essay contextualizing the selections and explaining their contribution. The topics covered include public space, local racisms, property and the city, environmental regulation, state formation and decentralization and international-global legalities. A comprehensive introduction reviews the current state of the field.Representing some of the most provocative and interesting approaches to law and geography by an interdisciplinary group of acclaimed contributors, Legal Geographies Reader will serve as an important reference source to this expanding fie

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Contents:
Foreword: Gordon L. Clark (Department of Geography, Oxford University).Acknowledgments.List of Contributors.Preface: Where is Law?Part I: Legal Places:Section 1: Public Space:Introduction: Nicholas Blomley (Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University).1. The Annihilation of Space by Law: The Roots and Implications of Anti-Homeless Laws in the United States: Don Mitchell (Department of Geography, Syracuse University).2. Controlling Chronic Misconduct in City Spaces: Of Panhandlers, Skid Rows and Public-Space Zoning: Robert. C. Ellickson (School of Law, Yale University).3. Girls and the Getaway: Cars, Culture, and the Predicament of Gendered Space: Carol. Sanger (School of Law, Columbia University).4. Out of Place: Symbolic Domains, Religious Rights and the Cultural Contract: Davina Cooper (School of Law, University of Warwick).Section 2: Local Racisms and the Law:Introduction: Richard T. Ford (School of Law, Stanford University).5. The Boundaries of Responsibility: Interpretations of Geography in School Desegregation Cases: David Delaney (Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College).6. Polluting the Body Politic: Race and Urban Location: David Theo Goldberg (Department of Justice Studies, Arizona State University).7. The Boundaries of Race: Political Geography in Legal Analysis: Richard T. Ford (School of Law, Stanford University).8. The Legitimacy of Judicial Decision Making in the Context of Richmond v Croson: Gordon L. Clark (Department of Geography, Oxford University).Section 3: Property and the City:Introduction: Nicholas Blomley (Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University).9. Landscapes of Property: Nicholas Blomley (Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University).10. Residential Rent Control: Margaret Radin (School of Law, Stanford University).11. Suspended in Space: Bedouins Under the Law of Israel: Ronen Shamir (Department of Sociology, Tel-Aviv University).12. Picturesque Visions: Simon Ryan(School of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University).Part II: National Legalities:Section 1: State Formation and Legal Centralization:Introduction: Richard T. Ford (School of Law, Stanford University).13. A Legal History of Cities: G. Frug (School of Law, Harvard University).14. Territorialization and State Power in Thailand: Peter Vandergeest (Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria) and Nancy Lee Peluso (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University).15. Rabies Rides the Fast Train: Transnational Interactions in Post-Colonial Times: Eve Darian-Smith (Department of Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara).16. Law's Territory (A history of jurisdiction): Richard T. Ford (School of Law, Stanford University).Section 2: Environmental Regulation:Introduction: David Delaney (Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College).17. Property Rights and the Economy of Nature: Understanding Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council: Joseph Sax