Law and Society

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Founding editor: W. Wesley Pue

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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Westward Bound

Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society

UBC Press

Through the study of hundreds of criminal cases, Westward Bound explores how encounters between the courts and ordinary people on the Canadian Prairies contributed to the construction of race, class, and gender hierarchies in a settler society.

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Ghost Dancing with Colonialism

Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

Drawing on history, international law, and recent decision-making in the Supreme Court, this book seeks the truth behind allegations that Canadian law continues to colonize Indigenous peoples.

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Being Relational

Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law

UBC Press

This groundbreaking collection explores relational theory and how it can be brought to bear on practical areas of concern in health law and policy.

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Troubling Sex

Towards a Legal Theory of Sexual Integrity

UBC Press

Focusing on the Supreme Court of Canada, Craig attempts to overcome the constraints of theoretical frameworks and disciplinary boundaries by pursuing a more inclusive theory of law and sexuality.

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The Environmental Rights Revolution

A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

UBC Press

David Boyd shows that recognition of the right to a healthy environment is not only growing, it is having a profound influence on public policy and environmental protection.

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City of Order

Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35

UBC Press

A groundbreaking exploration of the causes and consequences of Halifax’s tough-on-crime measures in the interwar era.

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