Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

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1. Cover image for 'Lives in the Law'
Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey, Editors
Examines how the lives of individuals, social groups, and nations are fashioned by their engagement with the law
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Paper 2006 $30.95 Available Add Paper for "Lives in the Law" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Lives in the Law"
1. Cover image for 'Lives in the Law'
Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey, Editors
Examines how the lives of individuals, social groups, and nations are fashioned by their engagement with the law
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Paper 2006 $30.95 Available Add Paper for "Lives in the Law" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Lives in the Law"
2. Cover image for 'History, Memory, and the Law'
Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, Editors
How law uses history and molds memory
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Paper 2002 $34.95 Available Add Paper for "History, Memory, and the Law" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "History, Memory, and the Law"
2. Cover image for 'History, Memory, and the Law'
Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, Editors
How law uses history and molds memory
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Paper 2002 $34.95 Available Add Paper for "History, Memory, and the Law" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "History, Memory, and the Law"
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Are we approaching the end of a period in American life when the role of law in social and cultural life has reached and passed its peak? Are law and legal scholarship undergoing a period of rupture in which accepted paradigms and familiar assumptions no longer seem satisfactory? What will happen to law in the face of careful, critical examination of its ideological dimensions, its role in constituting social relations, its particular literary and linguistic features, and its special role in domesticating and dispensing force and violence? Can law, braced by its encounters with intellectual currents in the humanities and social sciences and with feminism, postmodernism, and critical theory, turn outward and secure new grounding?

The books in The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought take up these questions and examines law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each of the books published in the series considers a theme crucial to the understanding of law as it confronts the twenty-first century or to the understanding of contemporary challenges to law and legal scholarship. The books offer original essays prepared by distinguished scholars.

The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

Are we approaching the end of a period in American life when the role of law in social and cultural life has reached and passed its peak? Are law and legal scholarship undergoing a period of rupture in which accepted paradigms and familiar assumptions no longer seem satisfactory? What will happen to law in the face of careful, critical examination of its ideological dimensions, its role in constituting social relations, its particular literary and linguistic features, and its special role in domesticating and dispensing force and violence? Can law, braced by its encounters with intellectual currents in the humanities and social sciences and with feminism, postmodernism, and critical theory, turn outward and secure new grounding?

The books in The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought take up these questions and examines law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each of the books published in the series considers a theme crucial to the understanding of law as it confronts the twenty-first century or to the understanding of contemporary challenges to law and legal scholarship. The books offer original essays prepared by distinguished scholars.


Austin Sarat
Lawrence Douglas
Martha Merrill Umphrey

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Series Editors

Austin Sarat
Lawrence Douglas
Martha Merrill Umphrey


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