Postmodern Legal Movements: Law and Jurisprudence At Century's End / Edition 1

Postmodern Legal Movements: Law and Jurisprudence At Century's End / Edition 1

by Gary Minda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814755119

ISBN-13: 9780814755112

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: New York University Press

What do Catharine MacKinnon, the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, and Lani Guinier have in common? All have, in recent years, become flashpoints for different approaches to legal reform. In the last quarter century, the study and practice of law have been profoundly influenced by a number of powerful new movements; academics and activists alike are rethinking

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What do Catharine MacKinnon, the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, and Lani Guinier have in common? All have, in recent years, become flashpoints for different approaches to legal reform. In the last quarter century, the study and practice of law have been profoundly influenced by a number of powerful new movements; academics and activists alike are rethinking the interaction between law and society, focusing more on the tangible effects of law on human lives than on its procedural elements.

In this wide-ranging and comprehensive volume, Gary Minda surveys the current state of legal scholarship and activism, providing an indispensable guide to the evolution of law in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814755112
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Modern Jurisprudence, 1871-1980
1Origins of Modern Jurisprudence13
2Modern Conceptual Jurisprudence24
3Modern Normative Jurisprudence44
4Decline of Modern Jurisprudential Studies62
Pt. 2Jurisprudential Movements of the 1980s
5Law and Economics83
6Critical Legal Studies106
7Feminist Legal Theory128
8Law and Literature149
9Critical Race Theory167
Pt. 3Postmodern Jurisprudence, 1990s and Beyond
10Jurisprudence in Transition189
11Reaction of Modern Legal Scholars208
12Postmodern Jurisprudence224
Conclusion: Jurisprudence at Century's End247
Notes259
Index343

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