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Title Radical philosophy of law : contemporary challenges to mainstream legal theory and practice / edited by David S. Caudill and Steven Jay Gold
Published Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1995


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Description xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Philosophy with a Focus / David S. Caudill -- 1. The Legacy of Marxist Jurisprudence /Raymond A. Belliotti -- 2. The Analytic Defense of Functional Marxism and Law / Steven Jay Gold -- 3. Postmodern Law and Subjectivity: Lacan and the Linguistic Turn / Dragan Milovanovic -- 4. Re-returning to Freud: Critical Legal Studies as Cultural Psychoanalysis / David S. Caudill -- 5. A Theory of Social Injustice / Thomas W. Simon -- 6. Feminist Legal Critics: The Reluctant Radicals /Patricia Smith -- 7. Rethinking the Language of Law, Justice, and Community: Postmodern Feminist Jurisprudence / Bruce A. Arrigo -- 8. The Marxian Critique of Criminal Justice / Jeffrey Reiman -- 9. Legitimation Crisis in Contract Law: A Test Case for Critical Legal Studies and Its Critics / David Ingram -- 10. Constituting the Modern State: The Supreme Court, Labor Law, and the Contradictions of Legitimation / Carl Swidorski
11. The Chaotic Indeterminacy of Tort Law: Between Formalism and Nihilism / Denis J. Brion -- 12. Perversions of Justice: Examining the Doctrine of U.S. Rights to Occupancy in North America / Ward Churchill -- 13. Marriage, Law, and Gender: A Feminist Inquiry /Nan D. Hunter -- 14. Disembodiment: Abortion and Gay Rights / Ruth Colker -- 15. Hate Speech, Freedom, and Discourse Ethics in the Academy / Patricia S. Mann
Summary Radical Philosophy of Law represents a cross section of contemporary critiques of the legal establishment-its theoretical foundations and its institutions and processes. Recognizing that proposals for alternatives to mainstream legal theory and practice do not belong to any single discipline, Caudill and Gold select essays by scholars in philosophy, sociology, criminology, and political theory, in addition to law professors and practitioners. Recognizing, as well, that no single perspective dominates radical legal theory, the essays exemplify the approaches associated with Marxian and neo-Marxian analyses, American Critical Legal Studies and Critical Race Theory, radical feminism, semiotics, liberal theology, and psychoanalytic theory and criticism
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 272-332
Subject Law -- Philosophy.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Author Caudill, David Stanley.
Gold, Steven Jay.
LC no. 94018238
ISBN 0391038613 (cloth)
0391038621 (paperback)