Ethnographies of Law I: Activism, Struggle, Inequality and Crisis

Sat, 6/1: 2:45 PM  - 4:30 PM 
4083 
Paper Session 
Saturday Session 4 
Hyatt 
Room: Congressional B 
This panel is the first in a series dedicated to ethnographies of law. It explores how legality operates in the context of different contemporary challenges, particularly those deemed crises. The papers examine how different actors mobilize law to mobilize against and counter inequalities. Specifically, they illustrate the use of the court as a place of resistance in Cambodia, the location of law within political trials in Russia, management of political rebellion through cycles of mass arrest and arbitrary detention in India, practices of vigilante justice in Bolivia, and the contribution of lead poisoning to urban inequality in the Northeastern United States.

Chair/Discussant

Jenniffer Olenewa, University of Waterloo  - Contact Me

CRN

03: Ethnography, Law & Society

Primary Keyword

Ethnography

Presentations

Life in a Leaded Landscape: Understanding Housing, Illness, and Struggle in the Rust Belt

Presenter

Matthew McLeskey, University at Buffalo, SUNY  - Contact Me

Premeditated Rage: Escalating Collective Violence in Response to Crime in Rural Bolivia, South America

Presenter

Jorge Derpic, University of Georgia  - Contact Me

The Grid of Indefinite Incarceration: Ethnographic Engagement and Counter-Insurgency Lawfare in Indian Administered Kashmir

Presenter

Haley Duschinski, Ohio University  - Contact Me

Non-Presenting Co-Author

Shrimoyee Ghosh, Independent researcher  - Contact Me

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