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The Place of Law
edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas and Martha Umphrey
University of Michigan Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-472-02208-3 | Paper: 978-0-472-03158-0 | Cloth: 978-0-472-11350-7
Library of Congress Classification K212.P58 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 340.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
It has long been standard practice in legal studies to identify the place of law within the social order. And yet, as The Place of Law suggests, the meaning of the concept of "the place of law" is not self-evident.
This book helps us see how the law defines territory and attempts to keep things in place; it shows how law can be, and is, used to create particular kinds of places -- differentiating, for example, individual property from public land. And it looks at place as a metaphor that organizes the way we see the world. This important new book urges us to ask about the usefulness of metaphors of place in the design of legal regulation.

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