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Sociology of the Law

Sociology of the Law Coursepack

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This coursepack for Dawson College contains the following readings in .PDF format:

  1. Cobb, Jelani. “Burning Cities” from The New Yorker, June 8 and 15, 2020. 13-14.
  2. Vago, Steven and Nelson, Adie. “Primitive Legal Systems”, from Law and Society. Pearson, 2004. 33-40.
  3. Becker, Howard. “Moral Entrepreneurs”, from Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. Free Press, 1963.  147-163.
  4. Backhouse, Constance. “Bedecked in Gaudy Feathers: The Legal Prohibition of Aboriginal Dance: Wanduta’s Trial, Manitoba, 1903”. From Colour-Coded, A legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950.  U of Toronto Press, 1999.  56-77.
  5. Carstairs, Catherine. “The Racist Roots of Canada’s Drug Laws” from The Beaver. February/March 2004.  Unknown
  6. Jochelson, Richard and Kramar, Kristen. “Post-Charter Community Standards…”, from Sex and the Supreme Court. Fenwood, 2011.  39-47
  7. Lee, Isabelle T. “Bound Together; One Year Later, FOSTA-SESTA throws sex workers back into the fire”, from Bitch Magazine, Summer 2019, Pp. 26-29.
  8. Foucault, Michel. “The body of the condemned” from Discipline and Punish, The Birth of the Prison.  Vintage, 1979.  3-23.
  9. Finnegan, William. “The Blue Wall” from The New Yorker, August 3, 2020.  48-57.
  10. Goodyear, Dana. “Shock to the System” from The New Yorker, August 27, 2018. 36-43.
  11. Bruck, Connie. “Devil’s Advocate”, from The New Yorker, August 5, 2019.  Pp 32-47.
  12. Talbot, Margaret. “The Real Roe”, from the New Yorker, September 20, 2021. Pp. 66-71.

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