This CRN presents interdisciplinary consideration to the complexity of socio-authorized phenomena in rural contexts, and offers area to additional theorize the impacts of rurality on legislation and social processes. This CRN seeks to encourage interaction between students from numerous disciplinary views who focus on the legal, social, and cultural dimensions of mental properties–including patents, copyrights, emblems, trade secrets, and rights of publicity. Intellectual properties, and the processes of globalization of which they are an element, are an especially promising and important space for collaborative analysis of the kind that regulation and society scholars have long pioneered. Ethnographic inquiries of law have maintained a historic and regular position within the subject of anthropology, and are thus healthily represented in authorized anthropology journals and organizations.
Moreover, the increasing presence of undergraduate legal education schemes, in law & society, liberal research, and authorized research, underscore the breadth of possible ends and means of … Read More