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Lawyers and Vampires

Cultural Histories of Legal Professions

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Published: 14th April 2003
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This is the first book that directly addresses the cultural history of the legal profession. An international team of scholars canvasses wide-ranging issues concerning the culture of the legal profession and the wider cultural significance of lawyers, including consideration of the relation to cultural processes of state formation and colonization. The essays describe and analyze significant aspects of the cultural history of the legal profession in England, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and Finland. The book seeks to understand the complex ways in which lawyers were imaginatively and institutionally constructed, and their larger cultural significance. It illustrates both the diversity and the potential of a cultural approach to lawyers in history.

...offers a wealth of invaluable insights into the future of our profession that we can only ignore at our peril. Justice Gilles Renaud Deakin Law Review 2005 ...a remarkably rich, wide-ranging and stimulating compilation. Wilfrid Prest Adelaide Law Review 2003 Lawyers and Vampires is a very provocative volume, and it will appeal to many political scientists who are using multiple methods and multidisciplinary approaches in their own work. Laura J. Hatcher The Law and Politics Book Review December 2003

List of Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Towards a Cultural History of Lawyersp. 1
The Formation of Lawyers
Ritual, Majesty and Mystery: Collective Life and Culture among English Barristers, Serjeants and Judges, c.1500-c.1830p. 25
'A Dry and Revolting Study': the Life and Labours of Antebellum Law Studentsp. 65
Lawyers and the Liberal State
'Finland's Route' of Professionalisation and Lawyer-Officialsp. 101
Juridicalisation, Professionalisation and the Occupational Culture of the Advocate in the Nineteenth and the early Twentieth centuries: A Comparison of Germany, Italy and Switzerlandp. 123
From 'Rechstaat' to 'Welfare State': Swedish Judicial Culture in Transition 1870-1970p. 151
Work and Representations
The Problems of Wealth and Virtue: The Paris Bar and the Generation of the Fin-de-Sieclep. 171
Text and Subtext: French Lawyers' Fees in the Nienteenth Centuryp. 211
He Would Have Made a Wonderful Solicitor: Law, Modernity and Professionalism in Bram Stoker's Draculap. 225
The Syndicat de la Magistrature, 1968-1978: Elements in the History of French White Collar Professional Unionismp. 269
Lawyers and Colonialism
Together We Fall, Divided We Stand: the Victorian Legal Profession in Crisis 1890-1940p. 293
Cultural Chasm: 'Mennonite' Lawyers in Western Canada, 1900-1939p. 329
Cultural Projects and Structural Transformation in the Canadian Legal Professionp. 367
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ISBN: 9781841133126
ISBN-10: 1841133124
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 14th April 2003
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1