An Introduction to the Sociology of Law


Author: Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351531875
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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The exiled Russian sociologist and legal scholar Nicholas S. Timasheff's place in the forefront of the sociology of law was established with the publication, in 1939, of An Introduction to the Sociology of Law. His magnum opus articulates a systematic legal sociology. The book's title is misleading, giving the false impression that the volume is merely a textbook intended for classroom use. It is much more than this. An Introduction to the Sociology of Law is a sophisticated treatise that explains, precisely and methodically, the law as a social force. It makes two fundamental points: law can, indeed must, be studied by sociology, and law is a combination of socio-ethical and imperative coordination of human behavior.

The Sociology of Law

An Introduction
Author: Roger Cotterrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 398
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The Sociology of Law offers a distinctive view of contemporary law in Western societies and provides a clear analytical framework for the study of the diverse literature relating to its field. This edition has been enlarged and rewritten to take account of recent theoretical literature, changes of emphasis in interpretation, and new research on legal practice, dispute processing, and law enforcement since the last edition appeared in 1984.Contents:IntroductionTheory and Method in the Study of Law 1. The Social Basis of Law 2. Law as an Instrument of Social Change 3. Laws as an Integrative Mechanism 4. Law, Power and Ideology 5. The Acceptance and Legitimacy of Law 6. Professional Guardianship of Law 7. Judges, Courts, Disputes 8. The Enforcement and Invocation of Law 9. The Prognosis for Law Index

An Introduction to the Sociology of Law


Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781881798408
Category: Law
Page: 315
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This completely revised edition updates and expands coverage of the new postmodernist and semiotic theories, while providing clear and concise summaries of other contemporary and classic theorists.

Sociology of Law

Visions of a Scholarly Tradition
Author: Mathieu Deflem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139469789
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Since the classic contributions of Weber and Durkheim, the sociology of law has raised key questions on the place of law in society. Drawing together both theoretical and empirical themes, in this book Mathieu Deflem reviews the field's major accomplishments and reveals the value of the multiple ways in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law. He discusses both historical and contemporary issues, from early theoretical foundations and the work of Weber and Durkheim, through the contribution of sociological jurisprudence, to the development of modern perspectives to clarify how sociologists study law. Chapters also look at the role of law in relation to the economy, politics, culture, and the legal profession; and aspects of law enforcement and the globalization of law. This book will appeal to scholars and students of the sociology of law, jurisprudence, social and political theory, and social and political philosophy.

Sociology of Law


Author: Georges Gurvitch
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412834766
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
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The core of this book is a continuation of the efforts, apparent in the work of Max Weber, to resolve or integrate the dualism which is affecting law. The introduction discusses the author's place in the history of the sociology of law and the context in which his works should be placed.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958666
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

Essays on the Limits of Knowing
Author: Linsey McGoey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317674391
Category: Social Science
Page: 131
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Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities have challenged this assumption, and have explored the ways in which ignorance can serve as a vital resource – perhaps the most vital resource – in social and political life. In this seminal volume, leading theorists of ignorance from anthropology, sociology and legal studies explore the productive role of ignorance in maintaining and destabilizing political regimes, entrenching corporate power, and shaping policy developments in climate science, global health, and global economic governance. From debates over death tolls during the war in Iraq, to the root causes of the global financial crisis, to poverty reduction strategies at the World Bank, contributors shed light on the unexpected ways that ignorance is actively harnessed by both the powerful and the marginalized in order to achieve different objectives. This eye-opening volume suggests that to understand power today, we must enrich our understanding of ignorance. This book was originally published as a special issue of Economy and Society.

Law and Society

An Introduction
Author: Steven E. Barkan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351578618
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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This multidisciplinary text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes and is shaped by society. This second edition of Law and Society incorporates the latest research, with dozens of new references, along with many up-to-date examples gleaned from newsworthy events. Two new pedagogical features in each chapter will help students absorb information: learning objectives that precede each chapter’s discussion, and "Thinking about Law and Society" questions that end each chapter and encourage students to think more deeply about specific issues.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness


Author: Kevin White
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1446241327
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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"Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health." - Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford "I have used this book for many years because it is so well written, and it is easy for the students to understand." - Julianne Law, Bangor University "An excellent introductory text to help the students to begin to critically analyse different perspectives on health." - Debbie Chittenden, University of Bolton This is a new edition of the best-selling textbook for students of the sociology of health and illness. Free of jargon, intuitive about student needs and well versed in course requirements, Kevin White's book is used widely across both health and sociology schools.

The Sociology of Law

An Expanded Bibliography of Theoretical Literature, 2007 : with New Chapters on Critical Race Theory and Journals in Socio-legal Studies
Author: A. Javier Treviño
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 274
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This revised and expanded bibliography will help researchers quickly and effectively locate appropriate sources, and will be of most benefit to legal sociologists, legal anthropologists, law school professors, academic criminologists, criminal justice educators, etc.

Social Control

An Introduction
Author: James J. Chriss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745680747
Category: Law
Page: 258
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What is social control? How do social controls become part of everyday life? What role does the criminal justice system play in exerting control? Is the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness a form of social control? Do we need more social controls to prevent terrorist atrocities? In this new edition of his popular and engaging introduction, James J. Chriss carefully guides readers through the debates about social control. The book provides a comprehensive guide to historical debates and more recent controversies, examining in detail the criminal justice system, medicine, everyday life, and national security. Assuming no specialist knowledge on the part of readers, Chriss uses a rich range of contemporary examples to illustrate the ways in which social control is exerted and maintained. The updated edition includes new and expanded discussion of the 2011 Tucson shootings, post-9/11 counterterrorism laws in the transition from the Bush to the Obama administrations, the death of bin Laden, racial profiling, housing segregation and white flight, hate crimes, (counter)surveillance and flash mobs, the diagnosis of conditions such as ADHD, and agents of socialization in the areas of work and consumption, religion, the family, and the mass media. This new edition of Social Control: An Introduction will be essential reading for students taking courses in deviance and social control, and will also appeal to those studying criminology, the sociology of law, and medical sociology.

The Sociology of Human Rights


Author: Mark Frezzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745686680
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Long the arena of philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the interdisciplinary study of human rights has recently seen an influx of sociologists. Why is this so, and how do sociologists contribute to our understanding of human rights in the contemporary world? In this landmark new text, Mark Frezzo explores the sociological perspective on human rights, which he shows to be uniquely placed to illuminate the economic, political, social, and cultural conditions under which human rights norms and laws are devised, interpreted, implemented, and enforced. Sociologists treat human rights not as immutable attributes but as highly contested claims that vary across historical time and geographic space, and investigate how human rights can serve either to empower or to constrain social actors, from large societies to small communities and identity groups. Frezzo guides readers through the scholarly, pedagogical, and practical applications of a sociological view of major debates such as foundationalism vs. social constructionism, universalism vs. particularism, globalism vs. localism, and collective vs. individual rights. This cutting-edge text will appeal to students of sociology, political science, law, development, and social movements, and all interested in the nature, scope, and applicability of human rights in the twenty-first century.

An introduction to law and social theory


Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers
Publisher: Hart Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 367
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Although most law schools recognise the value of introducing students to a broader sociological perspective on law, this usually falls short of a full engagement with sociology as an academic discipline. This book introduces a wide range of sociological traditions, and how they can be used in investigating law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, structural functionalism and systems theory, critical approaches, interpretive approaches, postmodernism, and pluralism and globalisation, and a conclusion that discusses the relationship between law and sociology. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. CONTENTS: Introduction (Reza Banakar and Max Travers) 1. CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY AND LAW: The Problematization of Law in Classical Social Theory (Alan Hunt); Sociological Jurisprudence (Reza Banakar) 2. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM AND SYSTEMS THEORY: The Thick Description of Law: An Introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory (Klaus A. Ziegert); Jurgen Habermas and the Sociology of Law (Bo Carlsson) 3. CRITICAL APPROACHES: Marxism and the Social Theory of Law (Robert Fine); Sharing the Paradigms? CLS and the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban), Feminist Legal Theory (Ruth Fletcher); A Race and Gendered Organisational Logic in Law Firms (Jennifer Pierce); Putting Gender and Sexuality on the Agenda (Nico J Beger); The Power of the Legal Field (Mikael R. Madsen and Yves Dezalay) 4. INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES: Symbolic Interactionism and Law (Max Travers); Ethnomethodology and Law (Robert Dingwall) 5. POSTMODERNISM: Foucault and Law (Gary Wickham); Postmodernism and Common Law (Shaun McVeigh) 6. LEGAL PLURALISM (Anne Griffiths); Globalistion and Law (John Flood); Comparative Sociology of Law (David Nelken) CONCLUSIONS: Law and Sociology (Reza Banakar and Max Travers).

Law/Society

Origins, Interactions, and Change
Author: John Sutton
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987055
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 301
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Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline. The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.

Introduction to the Sociology of Development


Author: Andrew Webster
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349205842
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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An introduction to the subject, covering key sociological questions such as, the Third World and its poverty, modernization theory, theories of underdevelopment, and critiques of aid and industrialization.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations


Author: Rudi Volti
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342417
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473995116
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

Foucault and Law

Towards a Sociology of Law as Governance
Author: Alan Hunt,Gary Wickham
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745308425
Category: Law
Page: 148
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The first work to introduce Foucault's ideas on law to both graduates and undergraduates.

An Introduction to Sociology


Author: J. E. Goldthorpe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287791
Category: Social Science
Page: 233
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The third edition of An Introduction to Sociology, with major revisions to the text.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency


Author: David Musick
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791423523
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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This basic overview of juvenile delinquency in the United States emphasizes the connection between delinquency and other problems faced by "at risk" children in America.