"This volume consists of outstanding essays by contemporary scholars and specialists on classic writings in law and society. This second edition expands the previous volume by adding additional statements. Included are commentaries on Edward A. Ross's Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order, Karl N. Llewellyn's Jurisprudence: Realism in Theory and Practice, Jerome Frank's Law and the Modern Mind, Leon Petrazycki's Law and Morality, and Karl Renner's The Institutions of Private Law and their Social Functions. The goal of Classic Writings in Law and Society is to acquaint a new generation of students with classic writings by diverse social and legal scholars?ranging from Henry Sumner Maine, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Hans Kelsen to Eugen Ehrlich, Nicholas S. Timasheff, and Richard Quinney. This work continues to demonstrate their contemporary theoretical relevance. Accordingly, each chapter speaks of the scholars' work in general, how the particular book under consideration fits into that corpus, and how the book is assessed in a present day context. These essays have a clear relation to the "classic" tradition in sociolegal thought. Reading the classics is useful in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the essential foundation for a post-classic approach in law and social inquiry?an approach that can be found in such orientations as critical legal studies, chaos theory in law, and legal semiotics. Classic Writings in Law and Society includes commentaries that consider early writings that set the standard for the social scientific approach in examining issues of law and punishment, social control, joint stock companies, business firms and nation-states in the study of law and society."--Provided by publisher.
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Part, 1 Foundational Works in Law, Punishment, and Society chapter 1 On Henry Sumner Maine, Ancient Law / Dante J. Scala chapter 2 On Gabriel Tarde, Penal Philosophy / Piers Beirne chapter 3 On Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer, Punishment and Social Structure / Dario Melossi part, 2 Law as a Social Phenomenon chapter 4 On Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law / Tim Griffin chapter 5 On Roscoe Pound, Social Control through Law / A. Javier Treviño part, 3 The Sociology of Law chapter 6 On Eugen Ehrlich, Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law / Klaus A. Ziegert chapter 7 On Georges Gurvitch, Sociology of Law / Alan Hunt chapter 8 On Nicholas S. Timasheff, An Introduction to the Sociology of Law / A. Javier Treviño part, 4 Juristic Entities in the Study of Law and Society chapter 9 On Marshall B. Clinard and Peter C. Yeager, Corporate Crime / Marshall B. Clinard chapter 10 On Hans Kelsen, General Theory of Law and State / A. Javier Treviño part, 5 Critical Perspectives on Law, Crime, and Society chapter 11 On Richard Quinney, The Social Reality of Crime / A. Javier Treviño chapter 12 On Evgeny B. Pashukanis, The General Theory of Law and Marxism / Dragan Milovanovic chapter 13 On Richard Quinney, Critique of Legal Order / Randall G. Sheldon.
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