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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 ...
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 ...
Other

Other  

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 ...
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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