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Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view

Author: Adam Gearey
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to think in terms of a much broader inheritance for critical legal thinking that derives from the social ethics of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gearey
ISBN: 9781138556058 113855605X
OCLC Number: 1013528350
Notes: "A GlassHouse book."
Description: 210 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Lives that slide out of view --
Something happening : activism and the problem of the "white ally" --
Come together one more time : poverty and critical legal studies --
The poor and the constitution --
Reification and the consciousness of the welfare poor --
I must make something of myself : conscience, anxiety and "being with" the poor --
Theory in the key of life : the anxiety of the poverty lawyer --
A long way to nowhere : remembering the movement --
Diving for dear life : poverty law and the broken middle --
Kick out the jams : poverty and critical legal theory.
Responsibility: Adam Gearey.

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"Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to think in terms of a much broader inheritance for critical legal thinking that derives from the social ethics of the Progressive Era, new left understandings of 'creative democracy' and radical theology. To this end, it puts jurisprudence and legal theory in touch with recent scholarship on the American left and, indeed, with attempts to recover the legacies of Progressive Era thinking, the civil rights struggle and the Great Society. Focusing on the theory and practice of poverty law in the period stretching from the mid-1960s to the present day, the book argues that at the heart of both critical and liberal thinking is an understanding of the lawyer as an ethical actor: inspired by faith or politics to appreciate the potential and limits of law in the struggle against economic inequality."--

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