Law in Action: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Approaches to Law (Socio-Legal Studies)

Law in Action: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Approaches to Law (Socio-Legal Studies)

By: Dr. Max Travers (author), Professor John F. Manzo (author), Professor Philip Thomas (series_editor)Hardback

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Ethnomethodologists and Conversation Analysts have always been interested in the study of law and legal institutions and there is now a large body of empirical studies, representing a range of analytic traditions in each field. This collection introduces this literature and the research questions pursued by ethnomethodologists and conversation analysts, in an accessible form to a general audience in the inter-disciplinary field of law and society studies.

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Max Travers, Buckinghamshire College, UK and John F. Manzo, University of Toronto, Canada John F. Manzo, Max Travers, Harold Garfinkel, Harvey Sacks, Paul Drew, Rod Watson, Michael Lynch, Gregory Matoesian, Albert J. Meehan, Douglas W. Maynard, Martha Komter, Stacy Burns.


Contents: Ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and the sociology of law, John F. Manzo. Exemplary Studies: Introduction to part I, Max Travers; Practical sociological reasoning: some features in the work of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, Harold Garfinkel; The lawyer's work, Harvey Sacks; Contested evidence in courtroom cross-examination: the case of a trial for rape, Paul Drew; The presentation of victim and motive in discourse: the case of policy interrogations and interviews, Rod Watson; Preliminary notes on Judges' work: the Judge as a constituent of courtroom hearings, Michael Lynch. Contemporary Contributions: Introduction to part II, Max Travers; I'm sorry we had to meed under these circumstances: verbal artistry (and wizardry) in the Kennedy Smith rape trial, Gregory Matoesian; Record-keeping practices in the policing of juveniles, Albert J. Meehan; Justice as a phenomenon of order: notes on the organization on a jury deliberation, Douglas W. Maynard and John F. Manzo; Remorse, redress and reform: blame-taking in the courtroom, Martha Komter; Practicing law: a study of pedagogic interchange in a law school classroom, Stacy Burns; Index.

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  • publication date: 28/01/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781840140781
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • ID: 9781840140781
  • weight: 561
  • ISBN10: 184014078X

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