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Second episode of the Law & Society Podcast online

In the second episode of the Law & Society Podcast, Dr. Eddie Bruce-Jones from the University of London speaks about race and inequality and the scholarship on law and race in Germany and internationally.


Law & Society Podcast, Episode 2: Race and Inequality – The importance of the single case

Eddie Bruce-Jones speaks about scholarship on law and race in Germany and internationally. He stresses the importance of studying the single case for equality law, like the example of Oury Jalloh, a Black man who died in police custody in 2005 in Dessau/Germany, and its potential implications for the European Court of Human Rights. Rather than race being an US-centric category, Eddie Bruce Jones considers race a transhistoric and transnational concept that allows us to theorize similarities beyond geography and time. In a comparative as well as law and anthropology perspective, he explains how the concept of race is crucial in order to see how society is centrally structured around inequality.

Dr. Eddie Bruce-Jones is Reader in Law & Anthropology and Deputy Dean of the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.


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