Radical Critiques of the Law

Radical Critiques of the Law

by Stephen M. Griffin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 070060846X

ISBN-13: 9780700608461

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"This book provides an exceptionally useful introduction to the leading ideas in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, and critical race theory. It is at least three books in one. Philosophers of law, feminist theorists, and reflective practitioners of the law will find in this powerful anthology the kind of conceptual tools they need to radically

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"This book provides an exceptionally useful introduction to the leading ideas in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, and critical race theory. It is at least three books in one. Philosophers of law, feminist theorists, and reflective practitioners of the law will find in this powerful anthology the kind of conceptual tools they need to radically deconstruct traditional Anglo-American law."—Rosemarie Tong, author of Feminist Philosophies

"How radical are recent feminist and critical theory critiques of liberal legal theory? This book offers a range of thoughtful assessments. Especially provocative is the section on punishment, challenging not just traditional styles of justification but our very reliance on that institution as an instrument of social control."—Claudia Card, editor of Feminist Ethics

"It is very useful to have in one volume appraisals of law and suggestions for change from these perspectives, especially when accompanied by liberal skepticism about just how radical the critiques really are."—Virginia Held, author of Feminist Morality

"A highly illuminating assessment of some of the most important recent criticisms of the American legal system and the liberalism alleged to justify it."—Carl Wellman, author of Real Rights

Author Biography: Stephen M. Griffin is professor of law at Tulane University and author of American Constitutionalism: From Theory to Politics.

Robert C. L. Moffatt is professor of law at the University of Florida and Executive Director of AMINTAPHIL.

Contributors: David M. Adams, Randall R. Curren, Natalie Dandekar, Richard T. De George, James F. Doyle, Joseph Ellin, Norman Fischer, Emily R. Gill, Carol C. Gould, Stephen M. Griffin, Suzanne Duvall Jacobitti, Bruce M. Landesman, Douglas Lind, Larry May, Joan L. McGregor, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Robert C. L. Moffat, Richard Nunan, Wade L. Robison, Thomas W. Simon, Patricia Smith, Lawrence B. Solum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700608461
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Amintaphil Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Editors' Introduction

Part 1. Critical Legal Studies and Critical Legal Theory

1. Critical Legal Parricide, or: What's So Bad About Warmed-Over Legal Realism?, Richard Nunan

2. Indeterminacy and Equity, Lawrence B. Solum

3. Jurgen Habermas's Recent Philosophy of Law, and the Optimum Point Between Abstract Universalism and Communitarianism, Norman Fischer

4. Legal Advocacy, Cooperation, and Dispute Resolution, Larry May,

Comment by Douglas Lind

Part II. Feminist Political and Legal Theory

5. Autonomy and the Encumbered Self, Emily R. Gill

Comment by Natalie Dandekar

Comment by Suzanne Duvall Jacobitti

6. Feminist Legal Critics: The Reluctant Radicals, Patricia Smith

7. Law and Social Exclusion, Diana Tietjens Meyers

Comment by Carol C. Gould

Comment by Bruce M. Landesman

Part III. Liberal Responses to Feminist and Critical Theory

8. Are Feminist and Critical Legal Theory Radical?, Richard T. De George

9. Liberalism and Radical Critiques of the Law, Wade L. Robison

10. Liberalism, Radicalism, Muddlism: Comments on Some New Ways of Thinking About Legal Questions, Joseph Ellin

Part IV. Critical Views on Criminal Punishment

11. Feminism, Women, and the Criminal Law, Joan L. McGregor

12. A Radical Critique of Criminal Punishment, James F. Doyle

13. Punishment and Inclusion: The Presuppositions of Corrective Justice in Aristotle and What They Imply, Randall R. Curren

14. Jurisprudential Indeterminacy: The Case of Hate Speech Regulation, Thomas W. Simon

15. First Amendment Liberalism and Hate Speech: After R.A.V. v. St. Paul, David M. Adams

Contributors

Index

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