Introduction: Law and Social Theory

R. Banakar and M. Travers (eds.) Law and Social Theory. Second edition. Oxford, Hart, 2013, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2013

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Reza Banakar

Lund University - Sociology of Law

Max Travers

University of Tasmania

Date Written: August 12, 2013

Abstract

There is a growing interest within law schools in the intersections between law and different areas of social theory. The second edition of this popular text introduces a wide range of traditions in sociology and the humanities that offer provocative, contextual views on law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, systems theory, critical approaches, law in action, postmodernism, and law in global society. Each chapter is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. New chapters include authoritative reviews of actor network theory, new legal realism, critical race theory, post-colonial theories of law, and the sociology of the legal profession. Over half the chapters are new, and the rest are revised in order to include discussion of recent literature.

Keywords: Law, social theory, modernity, socio-legal studies, jurisprudence, legal theory, sociology, postmodernism, feminism, globalization, legal profession, ethnography, systems theory, critical theory, post-colonialism, new legal realism, Latour, Luhmann, Habermas, Bauman, Bourdieu, Foucault

JEL Classification: K1, K2, K3, K4

Suggested Citation

Banakar, Reza and Travers, Max, Introduction: Law and Social Theory (August 12, 2013). R. Banakar and M. Travers (eds.) Law and Social Theory. Second edition. Oxford, Hart, 2013, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2308752

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Max Travers

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