Saturday, November 23, 2013

Legal History at SSHA: Day 3

It's Day 3 of the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. Today at 10:15 I'm participating in an author-meets-reader panel on Michele Landis Dauber's The Sympathetic State. (Spoiler alert: I'm a big fan, as I've written here.) The other discussants are Alice O'Connor, Brian Balogh, and Joanna Grisinger; William Novak is chairing.  

Here are some other panels on today's schedule that caught my eye: 

Bodies and the Law 
Tamara Myers -- Network Rep, Creator, Organizer, Author
Cary Federman -- Chair, Discussant
  • Donald Fyson, Punishing the Body: Penal Justice and State Violence in Quebec City and Montreal, 1760-1960
  • Bradley Miller, The Low Law of Nations: State Power and Police Abductions in the Canadian-American Border Zone, 1819-1914
  • Tamara Myers, Children, Death, and Urban Policing in Mid-20th Century North America
  • Mary Anne Poutanen, “‘Due Attention Has Been Paid to all Rules’: Regulating Alcohol Consumption and Bodies in Montreal, 1840-1860”
Author Meets Critics: Patrick Weil, The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic
Hiroshi Motomura -- Discussant
Allison Tirres -- Discussant
Adam Goodman -- Creator, Chair, Organizer
Dorothee Schneider -- Discussant
Patrick Weil -- Author

The Chicago School: Economics, Law and Power in the US, Chile & New Zealand
Richard Meagher -- Chair, Discussant
  • Dolores Janiewski, New Zealand Enrolls in the Chicago School, 1984-2012
  • Margaret Power, Yes, here it is. . From Chicago to Santiago: The Formation and Impact of the ‘Chicago Boys and Girls’
  • Robert Van Horn, "Corporate Funders, Edward Levi, and the Rise of Chicago Law and Economics in the 1950s"
  • Paul V. Kershaw, Organizing the Neoliberal State in the US, 1971-1976
Public Sector Unions and the State
Barry Eidlin -- Network Rep, Creator, Organizer
Joseph Slater -- Discussant, Chair
  • Alexis Walker, Solidarity’s Wedge: How the Federalized Nature of American Labor Law Divides Public and Private Sector Unions
  • Nicholas Juravich, A Union of Paraprofessionals?: Paraprofessional Organizing in Education, 1968-1978
  • Matthew Kearney, What's So Bad About the Budget Repair Bill?
  • Julia Gunn, Business as Usual: Organized Labor, Business Activism, and the Passage of North Carolina’s Ban Against Public Employee Collective Bargaining
Race in Health Care and the Legal System
Elizabeth Onasch -- Network Rep, Creator, Organizer
Karolina Follis -- Chair
Brian Jolet -- Discussant
  • henrice altink, White Plague and Black Resistance: tuberculosis and the challenge to Crown Colony government in Jamaica 
  • Gabriel Mendes, “‘An Experiment in the Social Basis of Psychotherapy’: The Modest Radicalism of the Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic in Cold War Era New York City”
  • Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Zealous Romantics: The Progressive Era and the Naivete of Legal Aid Reformers
  • Adrea Hernandez, Twice Criminalized: Incarcerable Latinos in Massachusetts, 1970 to the Present