Search Results for "the-law-and-society-reader"

The Law & Society Reader

The Law & Society Reader

  • Author: Richard L. Abel
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814706183
  • Category: History
  • Page: 450
  • View: 7790
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 After occupying a central space in American living rooms for the past fifty years, is television, as we've known it, dead? The capabilities and features of that simple box have been so radically redefined that it's now nearly unrecognizable. Today, viewers with digital video recorders such as TiVo may elect to circumvent scheduling constraints and commercials. Owners of iPods and other portable viewing devices are able to download the latest episodes of their favorite shows and watch them whenever and wherever they want. Still others rent television shows on DVD, or download them through legal and illegal sources online. But these changes have not been hastening the demise of the medium. They are revolutionizing it. The Television Will Be Revolutionized examines television at the turn of the twenty-first century —:what Amanda D. Lotz terms the “post-network” era. Television, both as a technology and a tool for cultural storytelling, remains as important today as ever, but it has changed in fundamental ways as the result of technological innovations, proliferating cable channels targeting ever more specific niche audiences, and evolving forms of advertising such as product placement and branded entertainment. Many of the conventional practices and even the industry's basic business model are proving unworkable in this new context, resulting in a crisis in norms and practices. Through interviews with those working in the industry, attendance of various industry summits and meetings, surveys of trade publications, and consideration of an extensive array of popular television shows, Lotz takes us behind the screen to explore what is changing, why it's changing, and why these changes matter.

The Law and Society Reader II

The Law and Society Reader II

  • Author: Erik Larson,Patrick Schmidt
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814770819
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 440
  • View: 5717
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Law and society scholars challenge the common belief that law is simply a neutral tool by which society sets standards and resolves disputes. Decades of research shows how much the nature of communities, organizations, and the people inhabiting them affect how law works. Just as much, law shapes beliefs, behaviors, and wider social structures, but the connections are much more nuanced—and surprising—than many expect. Law and Society Reader II provides readers an accessible overview to the breadth of recent developments in this research tradition, bringing to life the developments in this dynamic field. Following up a first Law and Society Reader published in 1995, editors Erik W. Larson and Patrick D. Schmidt have compiled excerpts of 43 illuminating articles published since 1993 in The Law & Society Review, the flagship journal of the Law and Society Association. By its organization and approach, this volume enables readers to join in discussing the key ideas of law and society research. The selections highlight the core insights and developments in this research tradition, making these works indispensable for those exploring the field and ideal for classroom use. Across six concisely-introduced sections, this volume analyzes inequality, lawyering, the relation between law and organizations, and the place of law in relation to other social institutions.

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

  • Author: David Scott Clark
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 076192387X
  • Category: Comparative law
  • Page: 76
  • View: 9855
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Information Technology Law

Information Technology Law

The Law and Society

  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199548422
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 596
  • View: 7594
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The book will also be of interest to students of computer science, IT, IS etc.

Law and Society

Law and Society

  • Author: Matthew Lippman
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506395422
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 624
  • View: 438
DOWNLOAD NOW »
“This is a well-rounded book that seems more interesting to students than other books I have used. It provides information on some cutting-edge themes in law and society while staying well grounded in the theories used by law and society practitioners.” —Lydia Brashear Tiede, Associate Professor, University of Houston Law and Society, Second Edition, offers a contemporary, concise overview of the structure and function of legal institutions, along with a lively discussion of both criminal and civil law and their impact on society. Unlike other books on law and society, Matthew Lippman takes an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the relevance of the law throughout our society. Distinctive coverage of diversity, inequality, civil liberties, and globalism is intertwined through an organized theme in a strong narrative. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this practical and invigorating text introduces students to both the influence of law on society and the influence of society on the law. Discussions of the pressing issues facing today’s society include key topics such as the law and inequality, international human rights, privacy and surveillance, and law and social control. Log in at study.sagepub.com/lippmanls2e for additional teaching and learning tools.

Invitation to Law and Society

Invitation to Law and Society

An Introduction to the Study of Real Law

  • Author: Kitty Calavita
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226089983
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5743
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the “Law” as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita’s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society, while inviting the reader into conversations that introduce the field’s dominant themes and most lively disagreements. Deftly interweaving scholarship with familiar personal examples, Calavita shows how scholars in the discipline are collectively engaged in a subversive exposé of law’s public mythology. While surveying prominent issues and distinctive approaches to the use of the law in everyday life, as well as its potential as a tool for social change, this volume provides a view of law that is more real but just as compelling as its mythic counterpart. In a field of inquiry that has long lacked a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its ways of thinking, Invitation to Law and Society will serve as an engaging and indispensible guide.

Information Technology Law: The Law and Society

Information Technology Law: The Law and Society

  • Author: Andrew Murray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199661510
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 602
  • View: 4920
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Information Technology Law examines how the law interacts with our actions in cyberspace and other elements of the information society. The first textbook to consider the relationship between the legal system and the information society, it also covers issues such as governance, free expression, crime, and looks forward to future challenges

Law and Society

Law and Society

  • Author: Steven Vago
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131734684X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 5392
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Examines the interplay between law and society. Law and Society, 10e provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives. In addition, it looks at the legal system in the context of race, class, and gender and considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary and interdisciplinary context.

Law, Social Science, and the Criminal Courts

Law, Social Science, and the Criminal Courts

  • Author: Alisa Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 380
  • View: 8188
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Readers are introduced to the "law in action" by demonstrating how social science influences the courts and the courts influence society. Readers will be able to critically review court opinions and social science studies that test some of the assumptions relied upon in court decisions. Sociology of law, law and society, and criminal justice students will find this book interesting as it raises questions about the influence of law on society and whether empirical research helps or hinders grounded judicial decision-making."--BOOK JACKET.

Law, Culture and Society

Law, Culture and Society

Legal Ideas in the Mirror of Social Theory

  • Author: Roger Cotterrell
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754625117
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 198
  • View: 4693
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Presenting a distinctive approach to the study of law in society and through a range of specific studies, this book seeks to integrate the sociology of law with other kinds of legal analysis and engages directly with current juristic debates in legal theory and comparative law.