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Literary criticisms of law

Author: Guyora Binder; Robert Weisberg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive examination of the emerging study of law as literature, the authors show that law is not only a scheme of social order, but also a process of creating meaning and a dimension of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guyora Binder; Robert Weisberg
ISBN: 0691007233 9780691007236 0691007241 9780691007243
OCLC Number: 42598269
Description: xi, 544 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Law as Literature 3 --
From Letters to Literature 7 --
Literary Canons and Academies 13 --
Risks and Possibilities of Law and Literature 16 --
Genres of Criticism 20 --
Chapter 1 Interpretive Crises in American Legal Thought 28 --
1.1 Crisis of Whig Hermeneutics 31 --
1.2 Progressive Interpretation 56 --
1.3 Crisis of Progressive Interpretation 87 --
Chapter 2 Hermeneutic Criticism of Law 112 --
2.1 Literary Theories of Interpretation 114 --
2.2 Law as Literary Interpretation 154 --
2.3 Legal Hermeneutics in Practice 188 --
Chapter 3 Narrative Criticism of Law 201 --
Introduction: The Law as Narrative Trope 201 --
3.1 Literary Theories of Narrative 209 --
3.2 Instrumental Claims: Narrative as Law's Antagonist and Salvation 232 --
3.3 Law and Narrative as Mutually Inherent 261 --
Conclusion: Performing the Law and Narrating the Nation 287 --
Chapter 4 Rhetorical Criticism of Law 292 --
Introduction: Law, Rhetoric, and the Problem of Authoritarianism 292 --
4.1 A Very Brief History of Rhetoric 299 --
4.2 Conservative Model o Rhetoric 309 --
4.3 Is a Liberal Rhetoric Possible? 330 --
Chapter 5 Deconstructive Criticism of Law 378 --
5.1 Derridean Deconstruction 380 --
5.2 Deconstruction as Epistemological Criticism 408 --
5.3 Deconstruction as Ethical Criticism 440 --
Chapter 6 Cultural Criticism of Law 462 --
6.1 Theoretical Sources for Cultural Criticism of Law 464 --
6.2 Cultural Readings of Disputes 480 --
6.3 Cultural Readings of Capitalism 507.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: Guyora Binder and Robert Weisberg.
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