9780761987055

Law-Society : Origins, Interactions, and Change

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  • Copyright: 12/27/2000
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Summary

Foundations of the Sociology of Law provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the full range of topics within the sociology of law discipline.The book: contrasts normative and sociological perspectives on law; presents a primer on the logic of research and inference as applied to law related issues; examines theories of legal change; and discusses law in action with specific reference to civil rights legislation.

Author Biography

John R. Sutton is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also affiliated with UCSB's Law & Society Program.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
ix
List of Figures
x
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
An Introduction to the Sociology of Law
1(22)
The Two Faces of Law
4(4)
Law From a Sociological Perspective
8(6)
What Is the Sociology of Law?
14(9)
PART ONE Legal Change 23(138)
Evolutionary Theories of Legal Change: Maine and Durkheim
25(36)
Maine: From Status to Contract
26(5)
Emile Durkheim: Legal Change and the Division of Labor
31(9)
Durkheim on Crime
40(9)
Critique and Discussion
49(12)
Law, Class Conflict, and the Economy: Marxian Theory
61(38)
Law and the State in the Classical Marxian Model
64(8)
Two Marxian Analyses of Legal Change Under Capitalism
72(13)
Beyond the Classical Marxian Model
85(7)
Summary and Discussion
92(7)
Law and the State: Max Weber's Sociology of Law
99(34)
Weber's Model of Political Domination
102(12)
The Basic Categories of Legal Thought
114(7)
The Emergence of Formally Rational Law
121(7)
Conclusion: Weber and the Fate of Formalism
128(5)
The Problem of Law in the Activist State
133(28)
Sociological Jurisprudence
135(14)
Normative Theory
149(5)
Doing Law: Toward a Model of Law in Action
154(4)
Summary and Conclusions
158(3)
PART TWO Legal Action 161(60)
Voting Rights and School Desegregation
163(22)
Voting Rights
165(9)
Desegregating Schools
174(11)
Equal Employment Opportunity
185(36)
Policies in the 1960s and 1970s
187(8)
The Weaknesses of EEO / AA Law
195(3)
Impacts of EEO / AA Law
198(11)
Conclusions: An Analytic Summary
209(12)
PART THREE The Legal Profession 221(58)
Law as a Profession
223(30)
What Is a Profession?
224(6)
Establishing a Monopoly on Legal Practice
230(21)
Summary
251(2)
The Transformation of Legal Practice in the Late Twentieth Century
253(26)
Differentiation and Change in the Legal Profession
254(12)
Gender and the Transformation of Legal Practice
266(9)
Summary and Conclusions
275(4)
References 279(12)
Index 291

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