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An Introduction to the Sociology of Law, 3rd edition

Dragan Milovanovic, editor
An Introduction to the Sociology of Law, 3rd edition
ISBN: 978-1-881798-40-8
$32.50
ISBN: 978-1-62637-066-1
$32.50
2003/315 pages
A CriminalJusticePress Project
"Milovanovic's text indeed has taste and flavor; it is well worth reading for undergraduates, graduates and law students alike."—Penelope J. Hanke, Criminal Justice Review

"Sophisticated yet subtle, insightful yet accessible.... Milovanovic covers all the major movements, as well as all the emerging strains of thought, with clear, lucid and compelling prose and always with a critical command of law's performative power in society and in our lives."—Bruce Arrigo, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

DESCRIPTION

What is the role of law in modern society? Dragan Milovanovic provides clear, insightful summaries of both classic theorists and contemporary schools of thought.

Part 1 of the book presents the views of  Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx. Part 2 explores newer perspectives, including sociological jurisprudence, legal realism, the critical legal studies movement, feminist jurisprudence, critical race theory, the structural approach, the autopoietic view, the behavioristic perspective of Donald Black, legal semiotics, and the postmodern feminist and constitutive approaches.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dragan Milovanovic is professor of criminal justice at Northeastern Illinois University. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Critical Criminology.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • THE CLASSIC THEORISTS: FOUNDATIONS FOR A SOCIOLOGY OF LAW.
  • Emile Durkheim: Toward a Systematic Sociology of Law.
  • Max Weber: Law in Economy and Society.
  • Karl Marx: Law in a Political Economy.
  • CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW.
  • Between Legal Science and Sociology of Law.
  • Structural Functionalism, Autopoiesis, and the Behavior of Law.
  • Semiotics and Postmodern Perspectives in Law.