© 2012

Intersections of Law and Culture

  • Priska Gisler
  • Sara Steinert Borella
  • Caroline Wiedmer
  • Written by respected academics

  • Interdisciplinary crosses law and the political, cultural and social sciences

  • Strong international appeal

  • Part of Palgrave Macmillan's new SocioLegal Studies series


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Setting the Stage: Reading Law and Culture

    1. Priska Gisler, Sara Steinert Borella, Caroline Wiedmer
      Pages 1-13
  3. The Codification of Culture

  4. Performing Resistance

  5. Shifting Epistemologies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


An inter-disciplinary, international collection that examines the mutual influences between law and culture through a series of sophisticated case studies showing how cultural phenomena are brought under legal regulation, how laws are resisted through cultural practices, and how those practices shape the way in which law is understood and applied.


law laws legal studies methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Priska Gisler
    • 1
  • Sara Steinert Borella
    • 2
  • Caroline Wiedmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Berne University of the ArtsSwitzerland
  2. 2.Franklin College SwitzerlandSwitzerland

About the editors

PRISKA GISLER is Director of Research at the Y Institute for Transdisciplinarity, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland.
SARA STEINERT BORELLA and CAROLINE WIEDMER are both Professors of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Franklin College, Switzerland.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intersections of Law and Culture
  • Editors Priska Gisler
    Sara Steinert Borella
    C. Wiedmer
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-29383-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-88242-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-28500-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
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