Deconstructing Law and Society: A Sociolegal Aesthetics

Item

Title

Deconstructing Law and Society: A Sociolegal Aesthetics

Alternative Title

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Creator

Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

Date

5 December 2007

Description

Handler's genealogy of postmodernism recounted in his address recognizes its origin in aesthetic disciplines and its somewhat viral transcription into social jurisprudence: “the postmodern concept of subversion developed first in language and literary theory, art, and architecture and then spread into politics and law” (1992a, p. 698). Although Handler's rejection of deconstruction stems from what he sees to be its political quiescence, its association with aesthetic critiques of modernism haunts his claims as one source of its essential conservatism. Aesthetic values, he implies, remain distant or distinct from pressing issues of political and social inequality.

Language

Engglish

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Subject

Sociology

isbn

978-0-7623-1460-7,
978-1-84950-511-6

issn

1059-4337

doi

uri

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