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    Law, diagram, film: critique exhausted

    Bottomley, A. and Moore, Nathan (2012) Law, diagram, film: critique exhausted. Law and Critique 23 (2), pp. 163-182. ISSN 0957-8536.

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    What potential can be found in the work of Deleuze and Guattari for critical legal scholarship? The authors argue that their work can be deployed to re-think ‘critique’ by directly addressing the place and role of the ‘critic’. It is argued that the continued commitment to a stance of ‘resistance’ in CLS is underpinned by never-ending dualisms which, if not confronted and replaced, can only make CLS ever more redundant. The authors ask: ‘what is critique beyond the dualism of power and resistance, of state and nomad?’ This question arises from a belief that critique is still capable of being effective, but only if there is the courage to experiment, and to think creatively. In this sense, the ‘exhaustion’ of critique is framed as an opportunity to re-think and re-engage with the politics of law. The paper diagrams, through image and film, a critical thought: the potential of the artisan. Film is utilised not as representation, nor as illustration, but as a thinking mind in its own right, through which questions relating to the state, political action, and creative thinking can be (re)framed. Such a re-framing is essential, it is argued, for an engagement with the emergence of societies of control.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Artisan, Control, Deleuze, Esposito, Ethico-aesthetics, Guattari, Image, Nomad, Space
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 12:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:01


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