The Cultural Lives of Law

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  1. Raised Right
    How has the modern conservative movement thrived in spite of the lack of harmony among its constituent members? What, and who, holds together its large corporate interests, small-government libertarians, social and racial traditionalists,... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
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  2. Pregnant with the Stars
    "Check out that baby bump!" Online and print magazines, television shows, and personal blogs are awash with gossip and speculation about pregnant celebrities. What drives our cultural obsession with celebrity baby bumps? Pregnant... Learn More
    Published: 21st October 2015
    Hardback | £66.00
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  3. Letters of the Law
    This book is a deconstruction of the fantasy of colorblindness founding American law.... Learn More
    Published: 19th May 2015
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  4. Our Word Is Our Bond
    Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be inappropriate, inaccurate, dangerous, or wrong. When speech goes wrong, law often steps in as itself a speech act or series of speech acts. Our Word... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2014
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  5. The Street Politics of Abortion
    The Street Politics of Abortion uses three Supreme Court cases to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front anti-abortion protests in the 1980s and 1990s, and illustrates how these conflicts influenced the contemporary form of... Learn More
    Published: 4th September 2013
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  6. Better Left Unsaid
    Taking two narrative genres that are generally presumed to have been stymied by the censor's knife—the Victorian novel and classical Hollywood film—this book reveals the varied ways in which censorship, for all its blustery... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2013
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  7. Zooland
    We all have opinions on what zoos do, few people consider how they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than sixty interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2012
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  8. After Secular Law
    Bringing together scholars with a variety of perspectives and orientations, this work examines the interconnections between law and religion and the unexpected histories and anthropologies of legal secularism in a globalizing... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2011
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  9. All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not
    Comparing law to the American practice of common courtesy, this book explains how our courts not only survive under conditions of suspected hypocrisy, but actually depend on these conditions to function.... Learn More
    Published: 24th August 2010
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  10. Riding the Black Ram
    Riding the Black Ram demonstrates how, despite the changing nature of the relationship between law and literature, gender stereotypes regarding the figure of the unruly woman persist.... Learn More
    Published: 25th February 2010
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  11. Tort, Custom, and Karma
    This colorful portrait of law and society during a period of rapid social change reaches a counter-intuitive conclusion about the role of law in injury cases: globalization has led ordinary Thai people to turn away from courts... Learn More
    Published: 12th February 2010
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  12. Lex Populi
    In this unorthodox but highly informative work, MacNeil examines the leading issues of legal philosophy in the unlikeliest of sources: popular culture. Searching for the hidden philosophical meaning in various works of popular... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2009
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  13. Law in Crisis
    Law in Crisis is an unsettling history of natural disaster and political subject formation in the modern world.... Learn More
    Published: 18th August 2009
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  14. The Affective Life of Law
    Through readings of literary works, legal opinions, and treatises, The Affective Life of Law demonstrates that both law and literature are necessary complements in the efforts to take responsibility for the loss and damage inflicted... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2009
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  15. Fault Lines
    Published: 24th April 2009
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  16. Lex Populi
    In this unorthodox but highly informative work, MacNeil examines the leading issues of legal philosophy in the unlikeliest of sources: popular culture. Searching for the hidden philosophical meaning in various works of popular... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2007
    Hardback | £70.00
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