Journal article

Broadening Law’s Context: Materiality in Socio-Legal Research

N Graham, M Davies, Lee Godden

Griffith Law Review | Griffith University Law School | Published : 2017


© 2018, © 2018 Griffith University. SYNOPSIS: Socio-legal studies is a ‘heterogeneous field’11 Faulkner et al. (2012), p 6. that encompasses a broad range of topics. Indeed, recently, legal scholars who regard their work as socio-legal have accepted the inclusion of less obvious and less conventional contexts and sites of socio-legal research including specifically science, technology and the environment on the basis that ‘materiality also matters in socio-legal studies’.22 Faulkner et al. (2012), p 6. This paper explores the recent expansion of the category of socio-legal, or ‘law-in-context’ research to incorporate the methodologies of disciplines beyond the humanities and social sciences ..

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