Social Problems, Law, and Society (Understanding Social Problems: An SSSP Presidential Series)

Social Problems, Law, and Society (Understanding Social Problems: An SSSP Presidential Series)

By: William J. Chambliss (editor), Richard A. Dello Buono (editor), A. Kathryn Stout (editor)Hardback

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This volume represents a critical, issue-oriented approach to law and society, emphasizing its important relationship to contemporary social problems. Various empirical studies within the text explore the contradictory dynamics of class as they relate to race and gender in both a national and global context, illustrating the dialectical interplay between the state and social movements in the context of the larger political economy.

About Author

William J. Chambliss is professor of sociology and codirector of the Institute on Crime, Justice, and Corrections at George Washington University. He is a pioneer in the field of critical criminology and former president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Chambliss has published many well-known articles and books, including Power, Politics and Crime and On the Take. Richard A. Dello Buono is associate professor of sociology at Dominican University and former SSSP vice-president. He was visiting professor of political studies and international relations at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, Fullbright Professor at the University of Panama, and invited Graduate Studies Professor at both the University of Havana, Cuba, and at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico. Dello Buono was formerly the editor of Social Problems Forum and is currently an associate editor of Critical Sociology. A. Kathryn Stout is associate professor of sociology and director of criminology at Dominican University. She is active in the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the American Society of Criminology, and various scholar-activist and social justice organizations. Specializing on the intersection of law and social movements, she is author of "Political Prisoners as an Emergent Contradiction of State Repression" (with R. A. Dello Buono) and Sanctuary in the 1980s: the Dialectics of Law and Social Movement Development.


Chapter 1 Critical Perspectives on Law and Society: A Social Problems Approach Chapter 2 Law and Social Change: Bringing Social Movements into the Dialectic Chapter 3 Ontological Gerrymandering: The Anatomy of Social Problems Explanations Chapter 4 Deviant Behavior and the Remaking of the World Chapter 5 A Sociological Analysis of the Law of Vagrancy Chapter 6 Law as a Weapon in Social Conflict Chapter 7 Empiricism and the Critique of Marxism on Law and Crime Chapter 8 Legal Limits on Labor Militancy: U.S. Labor Law and the Right to Strike since the New Deal Chapter 9 The Racial Bias of Capitalism and the State, and the Impact of the New Deal on African Americans Chapter 10 Promoting Civil Rights through the Welfare State: How Medicare Integrated Southern Hospitals Chapter 11 Managing Differences and Making Legislation: Social Movements and the Racialization, Sexualization, and the Gendering of Federal Hate Crime Law in the U.S., 1985-1998 Chapter 12 Negotiated Meanings and State Transformation: the Trust Issue in the Progressive Era Chapter 13 The New Politics of Immigration: Balanced-Budget Conservatism and the Symbolism of Proposition 187 Chapter 14 Acting Locally: Environmental Injustice and the Emergence of Grass-Roots Environmental Organizations Chapter 15 Citizenship and Inequality: Historical and Global Perspectives Chapter 16 Transnational Mobilization and Civil Rights in Northern Ireland Chapter 17 Exploring the Organizational Dilemmas of Coercive State Conduct: Israel's Repression of the Palestinian Uprising Chapter 18 The Space Between Laws Revisited: Corporate Crime in a Transnational Context Chapter 19 The State, the Legal Order, and Social Problems

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  • ISBN13: 9780742542068
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780742542068
  • weight: 925
  • ISBN10: 0742542068

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