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Importations, diffusions et inflexions des Legal Consciousness Studies dans la recherche française

Abstract : This article proposes a critical assessment of the importation and uses of legal consciousness studies in French-speaking academia. The analytical framework of legal consciousness studies contributed to a revolution in American sociology of law in the 1990s and 2000s, by focusing on lay actors and their conceptions and daily uses of the law. Twenty years after the publication of this perspective’s emblematic book—The Common Place of Law: Stories of Everyday Life, by P. Ewick and S. Silbey (1998)—we look at the importation, diffusion, and inflection of legal consciousness studies in France and ask whether this approach has helped to renew research in the sociology of law, and in the social sciences more generally. In this article, we rely on both a citation database and a qualitative analysis of twenty French language articles referring to legal consciousness studies in order to analyze the process by which the approach has been imported, disseminated, and adapted in France before suggesting avenues for future research.
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Vincent-Arnaud Chappe, Jérôme Pélisse, Anna Egea. Importations, diffusions et inflexions des Legal Consciousness Studies dans la recherche française. Droit et Société, Librairie générale de droit et de jurisprudence : Lextenso éditions/L.G.D.J., 2018, pp.665-684. ⟨10.3917/drs1.100.0665⟩. ⟨hal-01960073⟩



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