The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography, presents readers with cutting-edge scholarship in legal geography. An invaluable resource for those new to this line of scholarship, the book also pushes the boundaries of legal geography, reinvigorating previous modes of inquiry and investigating new directions. It guides scholars interested in the law–space–power nexus to underexplored empirical sites and to novel theoretical and disciplinary resources. Finally, The Expanding Spaces of Law asks readers to think about the temporality and dynamism of legal spaces.
"The Expanding Spaces of Law is the first book to encapsulate the trajectory of the legal geography field and point to its future possibilities in theoretical, methodological and substantive terms. Analyzing the increasing significance of the law-space nexus, this book highlights why all sociolegal scholars should take seriously the geo-political and spatial challenges to the prevailing understandings of law."
—Eve Darian-Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Expanding Spaces of Law vividly illuminates the significant contributions spatial analysis offers to sociolegal studies and to legal anthropology, making clear that an adequate analysis of law and society requires a focus on space and time. The theoretically sophisticated, wide-ranging introduction and empirically rich chapters demonstrate how legal geography enhances the analysis of sociological studies in settings as diverse as Indonesian villages, rural America, and urban Mexico. It offers a valuable introduction to the field as well as a collection of recent, path-breaking work."
—Sally Engle Merry, New York University
(2022). “Contemplations on Dig Safe Markings: Law as Street Art.” In Paolo Patelli, Giuditta Vendrame, & Elise Limon. Friction Atlas (Onomatopee).
(2014). “Order and Disorder in the Urban Forest: A Foucauldian/Latourian Perspective.” In L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, and Sadia Butt (eds.), Urban Forests, Trees, and Green Space: A Political Ecology Perspective (Routledge/Earthscan), pp. 132-146. Link
(2014). Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney & Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar. “Introduction: Expanding the Spaces of Law.” In The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography, Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney & Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar (eds.) (Stanford University Press), pp. 1-29. Link
(2014). “Who’s Afraid of Methodology? Advocating a Methdological Turn in Legal Geography.” In The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography, Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney & Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar (eds.) (Stanford University Press), pp. 120-141. Link
(2011). Hidden in Plain View: Legal Geography from a Visual Perspective. Journal of Law, Culture, and the Humanities 7(2): 173-186. Link
(2010). Governing with Clean Hands: Automated Public Toilets and Sanitary Surveillance. Surveillance & Society 8(1): 1-27. Link
(2009). Loo Law: The Public Washroom as a Hyper-Regulated Space. Hastings Women's Law Journal 20(1): 45-71. Link
Stanford University Press Blog: A Call for More-than-Human Legalities: On Law and Societies in the ‘Anthropocene.’”
Photo Gallery, 2012 Conference: Where Now? Moving Beyond Traditional Legal Geographies.