CRG director Leti Volpp and CRG affiliated faculty members Marianne Constable and Bryan Wagner are editors of a new volume just published by Fordham University Press.
For many inside and outside the legal academy, the right place to look for law is in constitutions, statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in the “wrong places”—sites and spaces in which no formal law appears. These may be geographic regions beyond the reach of law, everyday practices ungoverned or ungovernable by law, or works of art that have escaped law’s constraints. This book also looks at conventional sites of law from perspectives that are usually presumed to have nothing to say about law. Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Justice Beyond and Between brings together essays by UC Berkeley scholars of anthropology, cultural studies, history, law, literature, political science, race and ethnic studies, religion, and rhetoric, to look at law from the standpoint of the humanities.