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Arts, Popular Culture, and Law

Arts, Popular Culture, and Law  

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In classical sculpture, women were often made to stand for virtuous abstractions. The words for virtue, justice, faith, hope, charity, and the seven liberal arts in Latin and Greek are ...
critical legal studies

critical legal studies  

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A left-leaning movement, critical of legal liberalism, which was especially strong in the USA in the 1980s. It draws variously on Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and even American Legal Realism to ...
Critical Race Theory

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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(CRT) is a movement among legal academics and activist lawyers who wish to understand and transform the racial situation in

Critical Race Theory

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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Critical race theory developed as a school of legal thought in the 1980s. It had its roots in the disenchantment

critical race theory

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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Critical race theory is a movement and body of literature which evolved out of the critical legal studies movement in

Critical Race theory and Lat Crit Theory

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Latino and Latina Critical Theory (Lat Crit) are progressive movements in the law

discrimination

discrimination  

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Treating one or more members of a specified group unfairly as compared with other people. Discrimination may be illegal on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or ...
feminist legal theory

feminist legal theory  

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A broad movement that seeks to show how conventional legal theory, far from being gender-blind, ignores the position and perspective of women. Feminist writers examine the inequalities to be found in ...
Law and Society Movement

Law and Society Movement  

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The term “law and society” refers to an association of scholars, a journal of academic research, and a collection of empirical approaches to understanding how law works. As an intellectual ...
Legal Reasoning

Legal Reasoning  

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Legal reasoning has two distinct but related functions. First, it provides the means for judges to reach decisions in concrete cases, applying legal rules to specific sets of facts. Second ...
Marxist legal theory

Marxist legal theory  

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Any approach to legal theory based on the social and economic thought of Karl Marx (1818–1883) and Friederich Engels (1820–1895). This involves a materialist view of social life in which law and the ...
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Term intended to circumscribe other human beings, and their differences from me (or us). The otherness of other people can be underplayed, leading to charges of privileging the self or selves from ...
postmodernist legal thought

postmodernist legal thought  

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Postmodernism is best understood as a broad, multidisciplinary assault on the values of the Enlightenment, especially its ideal of objective human knowledge achieved through the exercise of reason in ...
Race Theory, Critical

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Matthew C. Whitaker

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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2008
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Critical race theory (CRT) is an interdisciplinary field of intellectual inquiry that draws from the academic disciplines of anthropology, history, law, philosophy, political ... More
racism

racism  

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The inability or refusal to recognize the rights, needs, dignity, or value of people of particular races or geographical origins. More widely, the devaluation of various traits of character or ...
Theory Of Law and Literature

Theory Of Law and Literature  

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The contemporary law and literature movement began with the publication of James Boyd White’s The Legal Imagination (1973). Arguing for the inclusion of literary studies in legal education, White ...

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