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Disability legal studies locates itself on the intersection of sociolegal studies with incapacity research, which focuses on incapacity as a social and cultural phenomenon, identity, social assemble and metaphor. Disability studies emerged as a counterpoint to the medicalized views on disability, and invites students to consider disability a social class on par with race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. This perspective opens incapacity as a brand new site of analysis for the social sciences and humanities, examining the methods by which economic relations, cultural meanings, social practices, and institutional settings contribute to the social development of incapacity. This CRN addresses the recursive processes via which law and authorized norms settle and unsettle across jurisdictions, leading to the rise and fall of what may be considered as transnational legal orders. It examines these processes on the international and transnational ranges, their articulation with national and native legal processes and practices, and their influence on relations of financial, social, and political power.
This CRN will provide a chance for collaboration, networking, and change between scholars working on transitional justice, broadly conceived. Transitional justice often refers to the judicial and non-judicial processes, and concepts associated to them, which purpose to redress violence and human rights abuses that happen during periods of armed battle, civil strife, and repression.
Specifically, the Aging, Law & Society CRN is meant to create opportunities for students to consider and focus on how the law responds to the … Read More