9781108763530 (ebook) 9781108487214 (hardback) 9781108732772 (paperback)
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Everyday Justice clearly demonstrates the value of revitalizing the category of justice in ethnographic work by revealing how both justice and injustice are woven into everyday life in manifold and widely differing ways. The contributors account for this complexity across multiple particular social relations, places, and times, such that concepts and experiences of justice are made analytically visible without essentializing the construal of justice both as an idea and in practice. In the best scholarly tradition, Everyday Justice provides theoretical readings of justice and injustice, justice and law, and relational justice, each designed to cut through the specificity of myriad social, political, and legal conjunctures in a clarifying way. One outcome is to suggest future research possibilities to readers by highlighting theoretically distinctive yet ethnographically specific questions about justice. Everyday Justice will be essential reading for anyone interested in justice in theory and practice.
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Formatted Contents Note
Theorizing everyday justice / Sandra Brunnegger Part I. Possibilities of everyday justice Street justice: graffiti and claims-making in urban public space / Ronald Niezen Seeking respect, fairness, and community: low wage migrants, authoritarian regimes and the everyday urban / Laavanya Kathiravelu Part II. The force of everyday justice 'We don't work for the Serbs, we work for human rights': justice and impartiality in transitional Kosovo / Agathe C. Mora The enduring transition: temporality, human security and competing notions of justice inside and outside of the law in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Sari Wastell Part III. Everyday justice unbound Troubled currents and the contentious moral orderings of Drakes Estero / Kathleen M. Sullivan Everyday justice at the courthouse? Governing lay participation in Argentina's criminal trials / Santiago Abel Amietta Ever in the making: actors and injustice in a Papua New Guinea village court / Eve Houghton Afterword / Carol J. Greenhouse.