Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New release: the sociology and legal history of Lawrence Friedman

Over at the Faculty Lounge, Al Brophy has posted a reminder about Cambridge's release of the "Lawrence Friedman Festchrift," Law, Society, and History: Themes in the Legal Sociology and Legal History of Lawrence M. Friedman, edited by Robert Gordon and Morton Horwitz.

Here's the TOC:

Part I. Overviews and Assessments of Friedman's Work

1. Lawrence Friedman and the canons of law and society Lauren Edelman
2. 'Then and now': Lawrence Friedman as an analyst of social change Vincenzo Ferrari
3. Lawrence Friedman and the bane of functionalism Victoria Woeste
4. Lawrence M. Friedman's comparative law Thomas Ginsburg

Part II. Applications of Concepts, Insights and Methods in Friedman's Work

5. To influence, shape and globalize: popular legal culture and law, Jo Carrillo
6. Exploring legal culture: a few cautionary remarks from comparative research, Jose Juan Toharia
7. The travails of total justice, Marc Galanter
8. 'Total justice' and political conservativism, Robert A. Kagan
9. Friedman on lawyers: a survey, Philip Lewis
10. Legal culture and the state in modern Japan: continuity and change, Setsuo Miyasawa and Malcolm Feeley
11. The death of contract: dodos and unicorns or sleeping rattlesnakes? Stewart Macaulay
12. Law society and the environment, Robert V. Percival
13. American religiosity: why the difference with France? James Whitman
14. Same-sex marriage: situating a modern controversy in historical context, Joanna L. Grossman

Part III. Facts from the Underground: Digging Legal History out of the Cellar

15. Historian in the cellar, George Fisher
16. The discreet charm of inquisitorial procedure: judges and lawyers in a case of lèse majesté in late 18th century Venezuela, Rogelio Pérez Perdomo
17. 'Keep the negroes out of the classes with the most girls': lynching, standardized testing, and portraiture as support for white supremacy at the University of Texas, 1899–1999, Thomas D. Russell
18. Legal realism goes offshore: debates over rule of law and the control of ocean resources, 1937–53, Harry N. Scheiber

Part IV. Perspectives from Other Conceptual Worlds

19. Sociological jurisprudence – impossible but necessary: the case of contractual networks, Gunther Teubner
20. How American legal academics' positions on economic-efficiency analysis, moral philosophy and valid legal argument disserve law and society empirical research, Richard Markovits.

Thanks, Al!