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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Despotic Dominion

Property Rights in British Settler Societies

UBC Press

Brings together the work of scholars whose study of the evolution of property law in the colonies recognizes the value in locating property law and rights within the broader political, economic, and intellectual contexts of those societies.

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Governing with the Charter

Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent

UBC Press

Has parliamentary democracy been weakened by judicial responses to the Charter?

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Multicultural Nationalism

Civilizing Difference, Constituting Community

UBC Press

Canada's national question is self-defeating: attempts to constitute a Canadian political community generate polarizing and depoliticizing deliberations.

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Last Word

Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

Media coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada has emerged as a crucial factor not only for judges and journalists but also for the public. It’s the media, after all, that decide which court rulings to cover and how ...

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Mapping Marriage Law in Spanish Gitano Communities

UBC Press

Comparative law and legal anthropology have traditionally restricted themselves to their own fields of inquiry. Mapping Marriage Law in Spanish Gitano Communities turns this tendency on its head and investigates what happens when ...

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Laws and Societies in the Canadian Prairie West, 1670-1940

UBC Press

Challenging myths about a peaceful west and prairie exceptionalism, the book explores the substance of prairie legal history and the degree to which the region's mentality is rooted in the historical experience of distinctive prairie peoples.

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