The New Civil Rights Research: A Constitutive Approach

1st Edition

Laura Beth Nielsen

Routledge
Published July 17, 2019
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780815398028 - CAT# K344804
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 2006, this book brings together some of the most innovative and important research on civil rights law and legality, this book draws on narratives of individuals from a variety of contexts to provide a rich and contextualized understanding of what happens when law interacts with other competing systems or forms of social organization. By privileging the real world experiences of those most influenced by rights, the collection moves beyond the traditional polarizing debates and presents a constitutive approach to rights that is not reducible to a simple 'for or against' rights formula. While this complex consciousness approach often contributes to the reproduction of dominant-subordinate social relations, it also allows for spaces of resisting existing hierarchical structures embedded in various law-related sites.

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