Abraham Pizam and Maksim Godovykh
Edited by Dimitrios Buhalis
Tej Vir Singh
Edited by Susan A. Bandes, Jody L. Madeira, Kathryn D. Temple and Emily Kidd White
The emergence and growth of Law and Emotion as a field of study has been slowed by the belief that merely by acknowledging emotion, scholars and jurists would undermine the rule of law. It has been further hampered by the suspicion that emotions are too ephemeral or subjective to be understood in any systematic way. For too long, the result has been a strange, unproductive stasis: a legal system buffeted by emotional influences it refuses to investigate - or even to name. The goal of this volume is threefold: to introduce the general reader to the burgeoning field of Law and Emotion; to bring together voices from a dazzling array of disciplines on a broad range of topics; and to move the conversation forward while identifying important areas for further study. This chapter reviews the contributions to the volume and concludes that the scholarship is richly interdisciplinary, melding contributions from psychology, history, sociology, literature, critical theory, neuroscience, and other fields. One of its most important contributions lies in how it undermines our received notions about emotions and prompts us to re-examine them.