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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Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court

Legal Mobilization and the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

UBC Press

A cogent analysis of legal mobilization as a strategy for social and activist movements.

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Compulsory Compassion

A Critique of Restorative Justice

UBC Press

A multi-faceted consideration and critique of the compelling and emotionally seductive rhetoric of restorative justice.

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The Courts and the Colonies

The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes

UBC Press

A detailed account of the litigation between various Hutterite factions and colonies in Manitoba and the US that led to a major division in the 1990s.

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From UI to EI

Waging War on the Welfare State

UBC Press

From UI to EI examines the history of Canada’s unemployment insurance system and the rights it grants to the unemployed.

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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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Tournament of Appeals

Granting Judicial Review in Canada

UBC Press

Drawing from systematically collected information on the process, applications, and lawyers that has never before been used in studies of Canada’s Supreme Court, this book offers both a qualitatively and quantitatively-based explanation of how Canada’s justices grant judicial review.

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