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Sociology of Law and Crime

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Sociology of Law and Crime presents the latest critical and international scholarship in sociology, legal theory and criminology. Critical and postmodern approaches are central to the series, while the major substantive themes are gender, class, and race as they affect and, in turn, are shaped by legal relations.

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The Mythology of Modern Law

The Mythology of Modern Law

1st Edition

By Peter Fitzpatrick
September 24, 1992

The Mythology of Modern Law is a radical reappraisal of the role of myth in modern society. Peter Fitzpatrick uses the example of law, as an integral category of modern social thought, to challenge the claims of modernity which deny the relevance of myth to modern society....

Feminism and the Power of Law

Feminism and the Power of Law

1st Edition

By Carol Smart
August 22, 1989

In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion legislation....

Jurisprudence as Ideology

Jurisprudence as Ideology

1st Edition

By Valerie Kerruish
December 12, 1992

In Jurisprudence as Ideology, Valerie Kerruish asks how it is that people who are put down, let down and kept down by law can be thought to have a general political obligation to obey it. She engages with contemporary issues in socialist, feminist and critical legal theory, and links these issues ...

Punish and Critique Towards a Feminist Analysis of Penality

Punish and Critique: Towards a Feminist Analysis of Penality

1st Edition

By Adrian Howe
December 01, 1994

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Political economies of punishment 2. 'New histories of punishment regimes 3. The Foucault Effect: from penology to penality 4. Feminist analytical approaches to women's imprisonment 5. Postmodern feminism and the question of penalty 6. Towards a postmodern penal ...

Limited Responsibilities Social Movements and Criminal Justice

Limited Responsibilities: Social Movements and Criminal Justice

1st Edition

By Tamar Pitch
January 24, 1995

Limited Responsibilities explores the interaction between the criminal justice system and the wider concerns of political and social institutions, including the welfare state, social work and forensic psychiatry. Using the key concept of `responsibility', Tamar Pitch critiques the classical ...

Interrogating Incest Feminism, Foucault and the Law

Interrogating Incest: Feminism, Foucault and the Law

1st Edition

By Vikki Bell
December 08, 1993

Winner of British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 1993 Within feminism incest has often been subsumed under a discussion of sexual violence and abuse. Yet, important as this is, there has been little account of how feminist work itself relates to other ways of talking about ...

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