After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture [NOOK Book]

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Authored by the leading voices in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, critical race theory and queer legal theory, After Identity explores the importance of sexual, national and other identities in people's lived experiences while simultaneously challenging the limits of legal strategies focused on traditional identity groups. These new ways of thinking about cultural identity have implications for strategies for legal reform, as well as for progressive thinking ...
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After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture

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Overview

Authored by the leading voices in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, critical race theory and queer legal theory, After Identity explores the importance of sexual, national and other identities in people's lived experiences while simultaneously challenging the limits of legal strategies focused on traditional identity groups. These new ways of thinking about cultural identity have implications for strategies for legal reform, as well as for progressive thinking generally about theory, culture and politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136654343
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dan Danielsen is a practicing attorney in Boston and a Lecturer of Law at both Northeastern University Law School and Harvard Law School. Karen Engle is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 A Postmodern Feminist Legal Manifesto 7
2 The Politics of the Closet: Legal Articulation of Sexual Orientation Identity 24
3 Identity Strategies: Representing Pregnancy and Homosexuality 39
4 Race Consciousness 67
5 Political Power and Cultural Subordination: A Case for Affirmative Action in Legal Academia 83
6 The Obliging Shell An Informal Essay on Formal Equal Opportunity 103
7 Stories and Standing: The Legal Meaning of Identity 129
8 "The Black Community," Its Lawbreakers, and a Politics of Identification 143
9 Decentering Decentralization 165
10 An Autumn Weekend: An Essay on Law and Everyday Life 191
11 Female Subjects of Public International Law: Human Rights and the Exotic Other Female 210
12 Modernism, Nationalism, and the Rhetoric of Reconstruction 229
13 The Properties of Culture and the Politics of Possessing Identity: Native Claims in the Cultural Appropriation Controversy 251
14 Beyond the Privacy Principle 277
15 On Terrorism: Reflections on Violence and the Outlaw 294
16 Outlaw Women: An Essay on Thelma & Louise 314
17 Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color 332
Index 355
Permissions 373
Notes on Contributors 375
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