Lives in the Law

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    • Abstract:
      The essays look at the consequences that legal practice has on the lives of its practitioners as well as on the individual legal subject and on the shape of shared identities. These essays challenge liberal and communitarian notions of what it means to live the law. In the first of the essays, Pnina Lahav presents a study of the Chicago Seven Trial to paint a picture of the law's power to serve as a site for the definition of a collective group identity. In contrast, Sarah Gordon focuses on the experience of an individual legal subject, namely, the defendant in the Hester Vaughn trial, a notorious nineteenth-century case of infanticide. Frank Munger looks at how law constructs the identity of women and explores the strategies by which poor women resist the law's construction of their dependency. In the fourth essay, Vicki Schultz offers a moral vision of equality that straddles the liberal and communitarian positions with her articulation of the concept of a'life's work.'Lastly, Annette Wieviorka examines the recent trial of Maurice Papon for complicity in crimes against humanity to reveal how the very identity of a nation--in this case, France--can be defined through juridical and legal acts. Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College. Lawrence Douglas is Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College. Martha Umphrey is Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780472031610. 9780472112531. 9780472021406.
    • Accession Number:
      607344615
    • Accession Number:
      309923
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    • ABNT:
      SARAT, A.; DOUGLAS, L.; UMPHREY, M. M. Lives in the Law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. v. 1st pbk. ed Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Sarat A, Douglas L, Umphrey MM. Lives in the Law. Vol 1st pbk. ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Sarat, A., Douglas, L., & Umphrey, M. M. (2006). Lives in the Law (Vol. 1st pbk. ed). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sarat, Austin, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey. 2006. Lives in the Law. Vol. 1st pbk. ed. Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Sarat, A., Douglas, L. and Umphrey, M. M. (2006) Lives in the Law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 22 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sarat, A, Douglas, L & Umphrey, MM 2006, Lives in the Law, vol 1st pbk. ed, Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, viewed 22 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Sarat, Austin, et al. Lives in the Law. Vol. 1st pbk. ed, University of Michigan Press, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sarat, Austin, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey. Lives in the Law. Vol. 1st pbk. ed. Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sarat A, Douglas L, Umphrey MM. Lives in the Law [Internet]. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 22]. (Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought; vol. 1st pbk. ed). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=309923&custid=s8280428