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The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography

Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, and David Delaney


Legal geography argues that nearly every aspect of law is located, takes place, is in motion, or has some spatial frame of reference. In other words, law is always “worlded” in some way. Likewise, every bit of social space, lived places, and landscapes is inscribed with legal significance. Such fragments of a socially segmented world—the where of law—are not simply inert sites; they are also inextricably implicated in how law happens. The Expanding Spaces of Law offers a collection of innovative chapters that extend the reach of legal geography by opening this academic project up to new perspe ... More

Keywords: critical legal geography, law and geography, law and society, legal pluralism, methodology, power, sociolegal studies, space, temporality

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787185
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787185.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irus Braverman, editor

Nicholas Blomley, editor

David Delaney, editor

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Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney, and Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar

1 Places That Come and Go

Franz von Benda-Beckmann and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

3 Learning From Larry

Nicholas Blomley

4 Expanding Legal Geographies

Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar

6 States that Come and Go

Michael D. Smith

7 The Everyday Formation of the Urban Space

Antonio Azuela and Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes

8 The Rural Lawscape

Lisa R. Pruitt

9 Rules of Engagement

Melinda Harm Benson

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