Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle
Dr Lucy Series reflects on social care detention as a pressing issue and puzzle for Socio-Legal inquiry.
The Afterlife of Evidence
In this post, Professor Katherine Biber discusses the afterlife of evidence at the conclusion of legal proceedings to understand how legal processes and materials shape the world.
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.
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.
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.
Talking about Methods
Gaining the Trust of Closed Communities
In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Associate Professor Florian Grisel about mixed methods and gaining of trust of closed communities.
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.
A Good Read
Divergent Histories and Shifting Sands?
Linda Mulcahy reviews Herbert M. Kritzer's new book Advanced Introduction to Empirical Legal Research (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021).
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).