21A.459 Seminar in Readings on Law and Society


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Explores the historical and contemporary literature, theoretical and empirical, tracking the roles of law in society as a common yet distinctive aspect of everyday life. Focuses on law as a social institution, a system, and as a feature of popular culture. Highlights the relationship between the internal logic of legal devices and economic, political and social processes and change. Emphasizes law as a practical resource, a mechanism for handling a wide range of unspecified social issues, problems, and conflicts, and at the same time, as a set of limited although shared representations and aspirations.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.459 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Silbey.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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