Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary Law and Society Association (LSA) conference, PoLAR launches its fourth virtual issue, “Law and Inequalities- Global and Local” today! This exciting issue features 10 articles previously published in PoLAR that will be accessible for free through September. Additionally, the virtual issue features open-access postscripts by authors that provide reflections and updates on the authors’ research or related events that have taken place since the publication of the original article. An interview with legal anthropologists, Sally Engle Merry and Susan Bibler Coutin will also be available after the LSA conference. In this interview, conducted by two of PoLAR’s Digital Editorial Fellows, Sean Mallin and Stacy Topouzova, Merry and Coutin will discuss the themes and events of the LSA conference in relation to their joint American Ethnological Association/Association of Political and Legal Anthropology Presidential Address, “Technologies of Truth in the Anthropology of Conflict.”
Table of Contents
Griffiths, Anne (2000) “Gender, Power, and Difference: Reconfiguring Law from Bakwena Women’s Perspectives.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 23(2): 89-106.
Castro, Robert (2007) “Plying the Liberty Trade: Law, Empire-Building, and the Enforcement of Antislavery Scriptures in the Reconstruction of New Mexico.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 30(1): 109-130.
Jeffery, Laura (2006) “Historical Narrative and Legal Evidence: Judging Chagossians’ High Court Testimonies.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 29(2): 228-253.
Terrio, Susan (2003) “You’ll Get Your Day in Court: Judging Delinquent Youth at the Paris Palace of Justice.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 26(2): 136-164.
Newendorp, Nicole (2011) “Contesting “Law and Order”: Immigrants’ Encounters with “Rule of Law” in Postcolonial Hong Kong.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 34(1): 95-111.
Idrus, Rusaslina (2010) “From Wards to Citizens: Indigenous Rights and Citizenship in Malaysia.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 33(1): 89-108.
Speed, Shannon and Alvaro, Reyes (2002) “In Our Own Defense: Rights and Resistance in Chiapas.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 25(1): 69-89.
Rubin, Jonah (2008) “Adjudicating the Salvadoran Civil War: Expectations of the Law in Romagoza.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 31(2): 264-285.
Bunt, Laura (2008) “A Quest for Justice in Cusco, Peru: Race and Evidence in the Case of Mercedes Corimanya Lavilla.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 31(2): 286-302.
To access the issue, click here.
For more information on the 50th Anniversary Law and Society Association conference (May 29th-June 1st, 2014), click here. Of note, APLA members Robin Conley and Justin Richland have created a new Collaborative Research Network, “Ethnography, Law & Society.” The kickoff business meeting will be held at the LSA conference on Thursday, May 29th, 3:30-4:30 pm in Boardroom 3.