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Emblems of Pluralism


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Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 PART ONE: Monumental Federalism 1. Owen in America: Ambiguities in the Concept of the Federal System 17 2. Indians and Individualists: A Multiplicity of Sovereignties 30 3. An Imperium in Imperio: The Mormon Empire and Later Developments 46 4. Another Yoder Case: The Separatist Community and the Dissenting Individual 65 5. Melting Pots and Pariah Peoples 80 PART TWO: The Peaceable Kingdom 6. Theoreticians: Questions Left Open 101 7. The Minority Treaties of the League of Nations 119 8. The Debate over Education: Truth, Peace, Citizenship 138 9. Children and Groups: Problems in Fact and in Theory 157 10. Negotiating the Frameworks: The Problem of the Sensitive Citizen 178 Conclusion 203 Index 211

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This is an impressive, at times magisterial, book. It provides an unusually sophisticated argument about relations among groups, the state, and law. Forging connections among subjects usually left unconnected, Weisbrod brings together the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the argument about cultural difference and the law. She provides a compelling read and a panoramic view of what she calls the 'negotiation of social uncertainties' that is at the heart of the question of pluralism. -- Austin Sarat, author of "When the State Kills" Emblems of Pluralism is an imaginative and thought-provoking study. Weisbrod sensitively examines differing views of the relationship between the state and the groups and communities that shape our experience of everyday life. Navigating between prominent and obscure historical figures and between landmark Supreme Court decisions and little-known cases, this important book challenges the reader to reconsider conventional ideas about pluralism and the law. -- David Engel, Director, Christopher Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo

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Carol Weisbrod is Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of "The Boundaries of Utopia and Butterfly, the Bride" and coauthor of a casebook on "Family Law".


"In this rich and wide-ranging book, the reader is likely to encounter some stories that are thought-provoking, some of that were previously unfamiliar, and some that put old disputes in a new light."--Keith E. Whittington, The Law and Politics Book Review

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