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Novel Judgments : Legal Theory as Fiction.

Author: William P MacNeil
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Series: Discourses of law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Novel Judgements"" addresses the ways in which jurisprudential ideas and themes are embedded and explored within nineteenth century Anglo-American prose fiction. The nineteenth century is the crucible of the 'juridical imaginary'; that is, of the jurisprudential ideas and concepts which inform the law to this day. The novel not only participates actively in the construction of this juridical imaginary, devising  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MacNeil, William P.
Novel Judgments : Legal Theory as Fiction.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William P MacNeil
ISBN: 9780203930861 020393086X
OCLC Number: 798530629
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Novel Judgements; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. Prolexomenon: Towards a Novel Legal Theory of the Novel as Legal Theory; 2. John Austin or Jane Austen? The Province of Jurisprudence Determined in Pride and Prejudice; 3. Jousting with Bentham: Utility, Morality and Ethics in Ivanhoe's Tournament of Law; 4. The Monstrous Body of the Law: Wollstonecraft vs. Shelley; 5. Hawthorne's Haunted House of Law: The Romance of American Legal Realism in The House of the Seven Gables; 6. In Boz We Trust! Bleak House 's Reimagination of Trusteeship. 7. Two on a Guillotine? Courts and 'Crits' in A Tale of Two Cities8. Beyond Governmentality: The Question of Justice in Great Expectations; A Jurisprudential Postscript: Century's Close and the End of the Meta-Narrative of Law?; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Discourses of law.

Abstract:

""Novel Judgements"" addresses the ways in which jurisprudential ideas and themes are embedded and explored within nineteenth century Anglo-American prose fiction. The nineteenth century is the crucible of the 'juridical imaginary'; that is, of the jurisprudential ideas and concepts which inform the law to this day. The novel not only participates actively in the construction of this juridical imaginary, devising memorable tropes and figures of law and its theory, it goes even further: providing a critique of that construction which points the reader towards a new juridical imaginary, one whic.

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