Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

On Positionality and Its Comparability in the Legal Context

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Comparative Sociology
For content published from 1960-2001, see International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

This essay examines comparability of criminal defense casework in three different legal contexts on the basis of the phenomenological concept "positionality." Originally introduced by Helmuth Plessner for the study of how the body relates to its environment, positionality has evolved into a sociological resource called on to explain various political, ideological, and ethical phenomena. In this essay, positionality is employed to compare and contrast criminal defense practices in the USA, Germany, and the UK.

Affiliations: 1: Freie Universität Berlin, Emmy-Noether Gruppe Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, Altensteinstrasse 2–4, 14195 Berlin, Germany


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Comparative Sociology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation