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Left Legalism/Left Critique

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ISBN13: 9780822329756
ISBN: 0822329751
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Duke University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00



Brown and Halley have assembled essays from diverse contributors - law professors, philosophers, political theorists and literary critics - united chiefly by their willingness to think critically from the left about left legal projects. The essays themselves vary by topic, by theoretical approach, and by conclusion. While some contributors attempt to rework particular left legal projects, others insist upon abandoning or replacing those projects. Still others leave open the question of what is to be done as they devote their critical attention to understanding what we are doing. Above all, ""Left Legalism/Left Critique"" is an argument and model for the intellectually exhilarating and politically enriching dimensions of left critique - dimensions that persist even, and perhaps especially, when critique is unsure of the intellectual and political possibilities it may produce.

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Contents:
Introduction - Wendy Brown and Janet Halley; Racial Cultures - Richard T. Ford; Sexuality Harassment - Janet E. Halley; The Subject of True Feeling: Pain, Privacy, and Politics - Lauren Berlant; Ideology and Entitlement - Mark Keiman and Gillian Lester; The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies - Duncon Kennedy; Is Kinship Always Already Heterosexual - Judith Butler; Beyond Gay Marriage - Michael Warner; Putting Sex to Work - Katherine M. Franke; Abortion: Dismembered Selves and Wandering Wombs - Drucilla Cornell; When Renewal Repeats: Thinking against the Box - David Kennedy; Suffering the Paradoxes of Rights - Wendy Brown