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Politics, Postmodernity and Critical Legal Studies : The Legality of the Contingent - Costas Douzinas

Politics, Postmodernity and Critical Legal Studies

The Legality of the Contingent

By: Costas Douzinas (Editor), Peter Goodrich (Editor), Yifat Hachamovitch (Editor)

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Published: 19th May 1994
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"Laws of Postmodernity" is the first work of legal scholarship to apply postmodern jurisprudence to an analysis of a number of substantive areas of law.
In analyzing the cultural significance of law, the contributors show how critical jurisprudential analysis undermines positivistic attempts to support a normative viewpoint of the legal order. In addition, they criticize contextual, sociological accounts of legal phenomena.
The contributors explore blasphemy laws in the wake of the Salman Rushdie affair, and French critical legal theory-- particularly the work of Pierre Legendre--to highlight the repression of psychoanalysis within jurisprudence. Through detailed accounts, "Laws of Postmodernity" clearly illustrates the practical application and theoretical significance of postmodern jurisprudence.

""Politics, Postmodernity and Critical Legal Studies...is an important contribution to the growing scholarship about law and interpretation, perhaps at the leading edge." -Journal of Communications

Introduction: politics, ethics and the legality of the contingentp. 1
In emulation of the clouds: an essay on the obscure object of judgementp. 35
As if: camera juridicap. 69
Jani anglorum: signs, symptoms, slips and interpretation in lawp. 107
The paternity of lawp. 147
Antigone's law: a genealogy of jurisprudencep. 187
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415086516
ISBN-10: 0415086515
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th May 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1