This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" presents a diverse array of articles by an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Their work covers several social science disciplines as well as law. Some of the articles published in this issue examine the interactions of law and "vulnerable" populations. Here research illustrates the complex ways law can be used by those groups, as well as the impact of law on their lives. Other articles focus on indigenous groups and particular legal controversies in which they are involved. Taken together they exemplify the exciting and innovative work now being done in interdisciplinary legal scholarship.
Part I: Legal Acts and "Vunerable" Populations. 'Different Approaches Need to be Taken in Different Settings' - Situating Activist Prison Lawyering: The Struggle for HIV-Positive Prisoner's Rights. (B. Fluery-Steiner). Scapegoating the Vulnerable: Preventive Detention of Immigrants in America's 'War on Terror'. (A.U. Bali). Sanctuary Discourse, Powers, and Legal Narratives. (R. Lippert). Beyond Stork Delivery: From Injury to Autonomy in Reconceptualising 'Harm' in Wrongful Pregnancy. (N.M. Priaulx). Part II: Law and Indigenous Groups. A Legal Trauma, A Public Trauma: Lindy Chamberlain and The Chamberlain Case. (D. Staines). Intangibles, Appropriation, and Intellectual Property Law: The Problem(s) with Copyright for Native American Oral Traditions. (E. Clark).