Socio-legal Conversations across a Sea of Islands - Care and Autonomy in the Age of Austerity 04 Sexual Violence: Race, Borders, and ‘Post-Feminism’ 2118

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2012 International Conference on Law and Society (Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association & the Research Committee on Sociology of Law)

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Honolulu, HI


co-sponsored by the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA); the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law (JASL); the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), UK


Building on aphrase coined by noted Polynesian scholar Epeli Hau‘ofa, our conference theme alludes both to the location of our meeting in Hawai‘i with its complex cultural and legal terrain and contemporary struggles over sovereignty and indigenous rights; and to the uniqueness of this opportunity for scholars from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America, and other world regions toengage in conversation. So we seek papers, panels, and roundtables aimed at stimulating conversations that will build bridges across the seas of law and society and at the same time redirect their currents; about issues and ideas that are at once locally grounded and globally relevant; that seek to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar; that cross national, cultural, anddisciplinary boundaries.

Our theme is broad, encompassing socio-legal concerns both familiar (such as courts and litigation, legal education, health, legal pluralism) and novel (such as indigenous peoples, finance and economy, war and human security, immigration, counter-terrorism, transnational regulation, globalization, and recolonization). Please see below for a non-exhaustive list of possible topics. They are examples only. Other law and society topics are welcome.