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  • Race, Law, and Cultureby Austin Sarat

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 45.00

    When it comes to race and racial issues these are strange times for all Americans. More than forty years after Brown v. Board of Education put an end to segregation of the races by law, current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty about the place and meaning of race in American culture... more...

  • Studies in Law, Politics, and Societyby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 118.99

    Presenting a diverse array of articles by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, this work covers social science disciplines and law. Some articles in this issue examine the interactions of law and "vulnerable" populations. Other articles focus on indigenous groups and particular legal controversies in which they are involved. more...

  • The Killing Stateby Austin Sarat

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    Brings together the work of writers to discuss the meaning of execution in American law and culture. This book provides historical background on the death penalty and brings together arguments about the morality of capital punishment with arguments about its meaning. It also considers whether death penalty is the very cause of violence. more...

  • Toward a Critique of Guiltby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 118.99

    At the center of our belief in law is the hope and expectation that law can differentiate the guilty from the innocent. The articles in this volume explore law's guilt about literature, various domains in which bodies of guilt appear, and historical perspectives on the subject of guilt. more...

  • Studies in Law, Politics, and Societyby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 132.99

    Describes a broader audience of legal scholars who study: the intersection of legal thought and consciousness and the development of legal practices and institutions; and the development of legal thought and practices. This title provides the research that spans a wide range of law related subjects including law and inequality. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Law and Societyby Austin Sarat

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.00

    The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society is an authoritative study of the relationship between law and social interaction. Thirty-two original essays by an international group of expert scholars examine a wide range of critical questions. Authors represent various theoretical, methodological, and political commitments, creating the first truly... more...

  • Mercy on Trialby Austin Sarat

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.44

    On January 11, 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan--a Republican on record as saying that "some crimes are so horrendous . . . that society has a right to demand the ultimate penalty"--commuted the capital sentences of all 167 prisoners on his state's death row. Critics demonized Ryan. For opponents of capital punishment, however, Ryan became an instant... more...

  • Law and Literature Reconsideredby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.99

    Once hailed as a promising new way to think about law and as opening a vital conversation about literature the question is whether the law and literature enterprise has lived up to its initial promise. This is a contemporary study of law and literature. It includes contributions by an international group of leading scholars. more...

  • Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Eraby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.99

    Aims to bring together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. more...

  • Studies in Law, Politics, and Societyby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 127.99

    Features a symposium on law and film as well as two articles of general interest. This book addresses central questions in the operation of law and legal systems. more...