Law and Society Redefined: (Themes in Canadian Sociology Series) by George Pavlich

Law and Society Redefined: (Themes in Canadian Sociology Series)

byGeorge Pavlich

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/aWritten by one of Canada's most prominent socio-legal scholars, Law and Society Redefined is a comprehensive introduction to law and society. Drawing on the foundational contributions of such prominent social theorists as Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Michel Foucault, author George Pavlich usessocial theory to explore the relationship between law and society. With extensive coverage of many of the most important topics in socio-legal studies, including morality, race, gender, and violence, the text questions the traditional definition of the 'sociology of law' to determine how the fieldhas developed, while also examining the ideas and critiques that might redefine it in the future.

About The Author

George Pavlich is a professor of law and sociology at the University of Alberta. His research interests include social theory and law, socio-legal studies, governance, restorative justice, and theories of crime. In addition to authoring Law and Society Redefined, he has also co-edited (with Myra Hird) Questioning Sociology: Canadian P...

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Title:Law and Society Redefined: (Themes in Canadian Sociology Series)Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019542980X

ISBN - 13:9780195429800

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Law Sui Generis1. Classical Natural Law2. Natural Law Theory: Morality and Law3. Positing Law4. Realizing Sociological JurisprudencePart II: Society Sui Generis5. Durkheim Socializes the Law6. Law, Ideology, and Revolutionary Social Change7. Max Weber, Modern Disenchantment, and the Rationalization of Law8. Critical Confrontations: Law, Race, Gender, and ClassPart III: Promising Justice: The Becoming of Law and Society9. Michel Foucault: The Power of Law and Society10. Contested Sovereignties, Violence, and Law11. Just Events: Law and SocietyConclusion: After Law and Society?

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"The main strength of [Law and Society Redefined] is the extensiveness of its coverage of theories of law, society, and law and society. It begins with natural law and culminates in Derridean deconstruction. The other main strength is the way it introduces each chapter with a concrete casestudy (e.g. apartheid law prohibiting mixed marriages, a case of domestic violence, imposition of the War Measures Act), and then explores what each of the theories canvassed in that chapter can contribute to our understanding of that case. I found this very effective, and could easily see how tostructure a lecture around this structure." --David Howes, Concordia University