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The common place of law : stories from everyday life

Author: Patricia Ewick; Susan S Silbey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Series: Language and legal discourse.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ewick and Silbey's "fascinating and original study identifies three narratives of law common to the stories people tell. One is based on the perception that the law is magisterial and remote. Another views the law as a game with rules that can be manipulated to one's advantage. A third describes the law as an arbitrary power that can be actively resisted. Drawing on these extensive case studies, Ewick and Silbey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ewick; Susan S Silbey
ISBN: 0226227421 9780226227429 0226227448 9780226227443
OCLC Number: 37890544
Description: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction --
Millie Simpson --
The common place of law --
The social construction of legality --
pt. 2. Stories of legal consciousness : constructing legality --
Before the law. Rita Michaels ; Dwayne Franklin ; Standing before the law --
With the law. Charles Reed ; Nikos Stavros ; Playing with the law --
Against the law. Bess Sherman ; Jamie Leeson ; Up against the law --
Conclusions --
Mystery and resolution : reconciling the irreconcilable --
Consciousness and contradiction --
Appendix A. Research strategies and methods --
Appendix B. Who's who in the text.
Series Title: Language and legal discourse.
Responsibility: Patricia Ewick & Susan S. Silbey.
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This study explores the different ways people view the law. It identifies three common narratives: one is based on the idea of the law as magisterial and remote; another views the law as a game to be  Read more...

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