Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dale reviews Valverde, "Everyday Law on the Street"

From JOTWELL's Legal History Section, we have a short review of Mariana Valverde, Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Reviewer Elizabeth Dale (University of Florida) begins by recounting her own early obsession with Jane Jacobs's Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961). Here's a snippet from further on:
I started reading Mariana Valverde’s recent book, Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity (2012), a study of street-level urban governance in Toronto, because it promised a law and society alternative to Jacobs’ work. But while I came, so to speak, for the law and society recasting of Jacobs, I stayed for the reminders her work offers legal historians.
The full review is available here.

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