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    Postmodern jurisprudence: the law of the text in the text of the law

    Douzinas, Costas and Warrington, R. and Mcveigh, S. (1993) Postmodern jurisprudence: the law of the text in the text of the law. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780415088763.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 'Postmodern Jurisprudence' brings together poststructuralism and legal theory. Contemporary legal theory is committed both to the major truth telling Enlightenment claims of clarity, logic, impartiality and analytical rigour, and to the normative demands of liberal equality, fairness and justice. But through a close reading of the leading texts of contemporary legal philosophy (Dworkin, Finnis, Fish, Norris, Goodrich, Jackson and recent Marxist theories of law), "Postmodern Jurisprudence" demonstrates that modernist discourses of law contain the unsettling thematics of postmodernity which these texts attempt to deny. Furthermore, by using an array of textual and contextual techniques in the reading of conventional legal works, such as law reports, "Postmodern Jurisprudence" points towards overcoming the impasse in the interpretation debate. The book concludes with an analysis around a piece of 19th-century literature which is approached via the dynamics of postmodern copyright law.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 14:21
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 12:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25241

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