Italian Case Study
The Italian case-study aims to re-construct lawyer's praxis in a framework of reciprocal anthropology in which lawyers collaborate to all phases of the research (collection of data, analysis, and dissemination). Experimental use of fieldwork data is explored within collaborative multi-media projects. A specific attention is directed to the evolution of the defence strategy; to the dialectical interaction between the material human and non-human components of the legal discourse; and to the production and performativity of legal artifacts.
The themes currently developed by the Italian case-study are: the relationship between dominant legal discourse and lawyer's practice; the boundaries between legal and illegal in lawyers' discourse; the (il-)legal meta-praxis informing the defence process; the role of the file in the preparation of the case; rhythms, terms and perceptions of action in the defence strategies; the lawyer-clients relationship; and the career of a defence-lawyer in the context of organized crime.
Special Issue on "Law and Biography" in BIOS
Call for Abstracts/French-German Conference on “Enfermement/Freiheitsentzug”
My ethnography on the English Crown Court procedure by BRILL
Our comparative ethnography of criminal defence work in different procedural
regimes by PALGRAVE
Teaching in SS 2011
Scheffer: „Einführung in die Institutionelle Ethnographie“ Kurs in Moodle
Scheffer: „Was tun Verfahren? Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Debatte“ Kurs in Moodle
Scheffer: „Arbeitskreis politische Ethnographie“ Termine in Moodle