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The Resource Law and community in three American towns, Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, & David M. Engel

Law and community in three American towns, Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, & David M. Engel

Label
Law and community in three American towns
Title
Law and community in three American towns
Statement of responsibility
Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, & David M. Engel
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenhouse, Carol J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yngvesson, Barbara
  • Engel, David M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Law and anthropology
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Droit
  • Droit et anthropologie
  • Sociologie juridique
  • Law and anthropology
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • United States
  • Rechtsantropologie
  • Stadt
  • Rechtsanthropologie
  • USA
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
Law and community in three American towns, Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, & David M. Engel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ethnographic Issues -- pt. 1. Ethnographic Studies. Ch. 1. The Oven Bird's Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community. Ch. 2. Making Law at the Doorway: The Clerk, the Court, and the Construction of Community in a New England Town. Ch. 3. Courting Difference: Issues of Interpretation and Comparison in the Study of Legal Ideologies -- pt. 2. Law, Values, and the Discourse of Community. Ch. 4. Avoidance and Involvement. Ch. 5. Connection and Separation. Ch. 6. History and Place -- Conclusion: The Paradox of Community
Control code
on1042219527
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725012
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvqws
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219527
Label
Law and community in three American towns, Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, & David M. Engel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ethnographic Issues -- pt. 1. Ethnographic Studies. Ch. 1. The Oven Bird's Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community. Ch. 2. Making Law at the Doorway: The Clerk, the Court, and the Construction of Community in a New England Town. Ch. 3. Courting Difference: Issues of Interpretation and Comparison in the Study of Legal Ideologies -- pt. 2. Law, Values, and the Discourse of Community. Ch. 4. Avoidance and Involvement. Ch. 5. Connection and Separation. Ch. 6. History and Place -- Conclusion: The Paradox of Community
Control code
on1042219527
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvqws
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219527

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