John Conley and Justin B. Richland
This issue features a Symposium on ‘Imagining Corporate Personhood,’ organized by Peter Benson and Stuart Kirsch. As Kirsch reminds us in his introduction, the law has long held that a corporation is a fictive legal person, but defining the scope of that personhood has taken on a new urgency in the wake of several controversial court cases. The Symposium is followed by three provocative general articles. We are publishing an Online Book Review Supplement, something that our predecessor Beth Mertz did in 2011. Despite unending hand-wringing over the crisis in academic publishing, more and more significant political and legal anthropology books are being published, and our Book Review Editor, Ilana Gershon, keeps persuading many of you to write thoughtful reviews. We are exploring online book review publication as a regular feature.
SYMPOSIUM ON IMAGINING CORPORATE PERSONHOOD
Imagining Corporate Personhood (pages 207–217)
We are pleased to announce the Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s second Online Book Review Issue, a supplement for Fall 2014. Publication of online reviews reflects the journal’s ongoing commitment to providing timely book reviews via original open-access content. Comprised of 19 book reviews, the issue is available on this website at http://www.polaronline.org/book-reviews/.