What can Python Know? Lessons from the (Digital) Field
In this post, Mónica Arango Olaya reflects on the use of software programmes such as Python within Socio-Legal projects. She asks what Python can really know when it comes to qualitative research.
The Lawlessness of Content Moderation
Giovanni De Gregorio reflects on the lawlessness of content moderation of social media platforms and the implications for the Socio-Legal Studies research agenda.
Renegotiating Disciplinary Boundaries in Socio-Legal Studies of the Gig Economy: Evidence from Kenya and Italy
Dr Gianluca Iazzolino reflects on the disciplinary boundaries in Socio-Legal Studies of the Gig Economy. In this post, he discusses two case studies, Kenya and Italy.
An Anthropologist Among the Texts
In this post, Professor Fernanda Pirie discusses how, for the most part, legal anthropologists have avoided texts. She goes on to argue why legal texts should be taken seriously as social objects.
From Politics to Pandemics: Fieldwork Interrupted
Dr Nicole Stremlau reflects on interruptions to fieldwork, exploring the challenges of conducting research in contexts of conflict and carrying out empirical work during the current global pandemic.
Talking about Methods
Experiments and Randomised Controlled Trials
In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Meredith Rossner (ANU) about using experiments and randomised controlled trials in Socio-Legal research.
In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Marina Kurkchiyan (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about using focus groups in Socio-Legal research.
A Good Read
Crisis, Hope, and the Journey towards Imagined Legal Futures
Jessica Smith reviews Robyn Bartel and Jennifer Carter (eds) Handbook on Space, Place and Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021).
Learning and Living Legal Pluralism
Jiří Přibáň reviews Brian Z. Tamanaha's new book Legal Pluralism Explained: History, Theory, Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2021).