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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Defending Rights in Russia

Lawyers, the State, and Legal Reform in the Post-Soviet Era

UBC Press
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First Nations Sacred Sites in Canada's Courts

UBC Press

This book demonstrates how and why courts have failed to fairly treat First Nations sacred sites, which are under increasing threat worldwide due to state appropriation and insatiable demands on natural resources.

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The Heiress vs the Establishment

Mrs. Campbell's Campaign for Legal Justice

UBC Press

A rare first-person account of Canada’s early twentieth century legal system, this books retells the Mrs. Campbell fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment to claim her mother’s estate.

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Humanitarianism, Identity, and Nation

Migration Laws in Canada and Australia

UBC Press

Catherine Dauvergne examines the relationship between migration laws and national identities and highlights the role of humanitarianism in this linkage.

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Gay Male Pornography

An Issue of Sex Discrimination

UBC Press

Using the 2000 Little Sisters v Customs Canada case as a springboard, Kendall argues that gay male pornography violates the legal right to sex equality, and that there is little to be gained from sexualized conformity.

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