Law and Society

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W. Wesley Pue, General Editor

The Law and Society Series explores law as a socially embedded phenomenon. It is premised on the understanding that the conventional division of law from society creates false dichotomies in thinking, scholarship, educational practice, and social life. Books in the series treat law and society as mutually constitutive and seek to bridge scholarship emerging from interdisciplinary engagement of law with disciplines such as politics, social theory, history, political economy, and gender studies.

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Gender in the Legal Profession

Fitting or Breaking the Mould

UBC Press

A thoughtful analysis of the causes and implications of the gendered structure of the legal profession in Canada and elsewhere.

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Regulating Lives

Historical Essays on the State, Society, the Individual, and the Law

UBC Press

This collection explores the treatment of incest in the criminal courts, racial-ethnic dimensions of alcohol regulation, public health initiatives around venereal disease, and the seizure and indoctrination of Doukhobor children, among other issues.

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Taxing Choices

The Intersection of Class, Gender, Parenthood, and the Law

UBC Press

This fascinating analysis of the controversial Symes case of the 1990s examines how class and gender interests clashed over the tax treatment of childcare.

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Unnatural Law

Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy

UBC Press

This award-winning book comprehensively assesses of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian environmental law.

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Collective Insecurity

The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order

UBC Press

A probing analysis and critique of the historical dysfunction of the post-colonial African state and the tragic collapse of Liberia.

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People and Place

Historical Influences on Legal Culture

UBC Press
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