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Failed revolutions : social reform and the limits of legal imagination

Author: Richard Delgado; Jean Stefancic
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1994.
Series: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the crucial discipline of the law, Failed Revolutions casts light on the many forces working against meaningful social change. Through the construction of authority, the marginalization of dissenting views, and institutions designed to replicate established opinion, the legal profession systematically blocks not just the possibility of change but even our ability to imagine it."--BOOK JACKET. "Failed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Delgado; Jean Stefancic
ISBN: 0813318068 9780813318066 0813318076 9780813318073
OCLC Number: 30398597
Description: xix, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the Difficulties of Imagining a Better Society: Images of the Outsider in American Law and Culture - Can Free Expression Remedy Deeply Inscribed Social Ills?; Judges' Misjudgements; Why Do We Tell the Same Stories?; Law, Reform, Critical Leadership and the Triple Helix Dilemma. On the Difficulty of Hearing What Our Prophets Are Saying: The Imperial Scholar - How to Marginalize Outsider Writing; Gathering with the Like-Minded - Symposium Battles; Pornography and Harm to Women - "No Empirical Evidence". Why We Always Embrace Moderate Solutions (Or Saviours): "Our Better Natures" - A Revisionist View of the Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental Theory; Shadow Boxing - An Essay on Power. Supreme Court (and Other) Rhetoric - How the Way Powerful Institutions Talk Can Devalue and Marginalize Outsider Groups: Scorn and Imposition - How We Use Language, Consciously or Unconsciously, to Derail Reform.
Series Title: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic.
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Efforts to implement social change are all too often forced to give way to the constraints of the legal system. This book casts light on the many legal forces working against social change, revealing  Read more...

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