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The growth of legal consciousness from Magna Carta to the Peasants’ Revolt
Author: Anthony Musson

This book is intended as both a history of judicial developments in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and as a contribution to the intellectual history of the period. The dates 1215 and 1381 mark significant turning points in English history. The product of legal culture and experiences, 'legal consciousness' can be seen both as an active element shaping people's values, beliefs and aspirations and also as a passive agent providing a reserve of knowledge, memory and reflective thought, influencing not simply the development of the law and legal system, but also political attitudes. Focusing on the different contexts of law and legal relations, the book aims to shift the traditional conceptual boundaries of 'law', portraying both the law's inherent diversity and its multi-dimensional character. By offering a re-conceptualisation of the role of the law in medieval England, the book aims to engage the reader in new ways of thinking about the political events occurring during these centuries. It considers the long-term effects of civil lawyer, Master John Appleby's encounter with forces questioning royal government and provides a new explanation for the dangerous state of affairs faced by the boy-king during the Peasants' Revolt over a century and a half later. The book puts forward the view that the years subsequent to the signing of Magna Carta yielded a new (and shifting) perspective, both in terms of prevailing concepts of 'law' and 'justice' and with regard to political life in general.

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

assigned to ‘humanitarian effectiveness’ ( Redfield, 2012 ) and how the sector should relate to a developing global regulatory framework that is accompanied by an evolving global ‘techno-legal consciousness’ ( Sandvik, 2018 ), where data protection and privacy are seen as basic rights ( Hosein and Nyst, 2013 ). My objective is to interrogate the ambiguous position of digital humanitarian goods developed at the interface of the affordances of emergency response contexts, the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Anthony Musson

? What had happened in the intervening years? This book sees the crucial dynamic in this changing world as being the growth of ‘legal consciousness’. The product of legal culture and experiences (at the level of both the individual and groups within society), ‘legal consciousness’ can be seen both as an active element shaping people’s values, beliefs and aspirations and also as a passive agent providing a

in Medieval law in context
Anthony Musson

T HE acquisition and development of legal consciousness among those who were not themselves lawyers or judges is a significant feature of the political history of the period 1215–1381. The political ramifications of this phenomenon will be explored in Chapters 5 and 6 . In this chapter it is argued that from childhood through to adulthood legal relationships, duties

in Medieval law in context
The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations
Author: Richard Werbner

Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, argument-rich collaborations, developing beyond an original focus in south and central Africa. Where outsiders have seen dominating leadership by Gluckman, a common stock of problems, and much about conflict, Richard Werbner highlights how insiders were drawn to explore many new frontiers in fieldwork and in-depth, reflexive ethnography, because they themselves, in class and gender, ethnicity and national origins, were remarkably inclusive. Characteristically different anthropologists, their careers met the challenges of being a public intellectual, an international celebrity, an institutional good citizen, a social and political activist, an advocate of legal justice. Their living legacies are shown, for the first time, through interlinked social biography and intellectual history to reach broadly across politics, law, ritual, semiotics, development studies, comparative urbanism, social network analysis and mathematical sociology. Innovation – in research methods and techniques, in documenting people’s changing praxis and social relations, in comparative analysis and a destabilizing strategy of re-analysis within ethnography – became the School’s hallmark. Much of this exploration confronted troubling times in Africa, colonial and postcolonial, which put the anthropologists and their anthropological knowledge at risk. The resurgence of debate about decolonization makes the accounts of fierce, End of Empire argument and recent postcolonial anthropology all the more topical. The lessons, even in activism, for social scientists, teachers as well as graduate and undergraduate students are compelling for our own troubled times.

Theorizing the fluid national and urban regimes of forced migration in Southeast Asia
Pei Palmgren

everyday life (Merry, 1985 ; Silbey, 2010 ), such work conceives of legality as a “structure of social action” (Ewick and Silbey, 1998 : 33–56) that is made up of cultural schemas and resources (Sewell, 1992 ) circulating through the “legal consciousness” of ordinary people in a variety of social settings. Rather than viewing law as merely an instrument that authorities impose on society, this perspective conceives of legality as continually made and recreated through conceptions and social actions that coalesce into “the meanings, sources of authority, and cultural

in Displacement
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International law at the movies
Gerry Simpson

characters with which we make sense of our lives and the world around us. As such, they create a framework from which we view particular situations and a set of justifications or reasons for a particular course of action. Shows like 24 produce in the end a ‘collective legal consciousness’ by constituting the grounds of a legal politics (remaking the sphere of the acceptable, displacing conventional legal rules, becoming sources of juridical authority). They have enormous ideological power, to take up the principle theme of the collection. But Prost also reminds us that

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Anthony Musson

consciousness is stressed. One further question arises from this: did the factors facilitating legal consciousness, including the success of the law in reaching out to all sectors of society and the emergence of lawyers as an identifiable group, actually work against the interests and desires of the Crown and its people? Seeing and hearing the law The king’s role injustice

in Medieval law in context
Necroethics and rights in a world of shit
Mario Prost

, there is nothing natural about our desires. Our desires are artificial constructs and, in the social construction of our desires, films have a potent presence. Amongst other things, this imaginative potency shapes our demands, expectations, values and beliefs as socio-legal agents, what we may call our collective legal consciousness. 7 The influence of the hit TV series 24 8 on public debates regarding torture in the war on terror offers a paradigmatic example of the role of film in shaping collective legal consciousness. The hugely popular show, which premiered

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Women and debt litigation
Teresa Phipps

have reflected the growing legal consciousness of litigants, with borough residents choosing to use the court to register or enforce business agreements instead of other, informal channels. Debt litigation could also serve as an alternative to arbitration, as court rolls frequently recorded agreements between the parties. 35 However, by the end of the fifteenth century, women’s involvement in debt litigation was much rarer. The longer term pattern of women’s involvement in debt pleas across the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries

in Medieval women and urban justice