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Law and Community in Three American Towns

Law and Community in Three American Towns

Law and Community in Three American Towns    Law and Community in Three American Towns
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Many Commentators On The Contemporary United States Believe That Current Rates Of Litigation Are A Sign Of Decay In The Nation's Social Fabric Law And Community In Three American Towns Explores How Ordinary People In Three Towns--Located In New England, The Midwest, And The South--View The Law, Courts, Litigants, And Social Order Carol J Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, And David M Engel Analyze Attitudes Toward Law And Law Users As A Way Of Commentating On Major American Myths And Ongoing Changes In American Society They Show That Residents Of Riverside, Sander County, And Hopewell Interpret Litigation As A Sign Of Social Decline, But They Also Value Law As A Symbol Of Their Local Way Of Life The Book Focuses On This Ambivalence And Relates It To The Deeply-Felt Tensions Express Between Community And Rights As Rival Bases Of Society The Authors, Two Anthropologists And A Lawyer, Each With An Understanding Of A Particular Region, Were Surprised To Discover That Such Different Locales Produced Parallel Findings They Undertook A Comparative Project To Find Out Why Ambivalence Toward The Law And Law Use Should Be Such A Common Refrain The Answer, They Believe, Turns Out To Be Less A Matter Of Local Traditions Than Of The Ways That People Perceive The Patterns Of Their Lives As Being Vulnerable To External Forces Of Change. 0.69'' H x 9.02'' L x 5.98'' W. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "prepbooks" and is located in this country: US.

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  • ISBN: 9780801429590
  • EAN: 9780801429590
  • Book Title: Law and Community in Three American Towns
  • Item Length: 9in.

  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Item Height: 0.8in. Engel, Barbara Yngvesson, Carol J. GreenHouse Clothing
  • Genre: Law, Social Science, Political Science
  • Topic: American Government / Local, Anthropology / Cultural & Social, Jurisprudence, Anthropology / General, Legal History
  • Item Width: 6in.
  • Item Weight: 1 Oz
  • Number of Pages: 240 Pages


Law and Community in Three American Towns    Law and Community in Three American Towns