The Critical Legal Studies Movement: Another Time, a Greater Task

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Verso, 2015 - LAW - 216 pages
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"The civil rights and feminist movements of the sixties did not leave legal theory untouched. Over the following two decades, the critical legal studies movement--led by the Brazilian philosopher, social theorist and politician Roberto Unger--sought to transform traditional views of law and legal doctrine, revealing the hidden interests and class dominations in prevailing legal frameworks. It remains highly influential, having spawned more recent movements, including feminist legal studies and critical race theory. The Critical Legal Studies Movement develops its major ideas, showing how laws and legal discourse hide the social inequalities and political biases that so interest philosophy and revolutionary politics"--

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Roberto Mangabeira Unger is one of the leading philosophers, political thinkers, and legal theorists in the world today. Verso publishes his social theory books,False Necessity, Social Theory: Its Situation and Its Task, and Plasticity into Power; his programmatic writings,Democracy Realized and The Left Alternative; and his other major work in legal theory,What Should Legal Analysis Become?

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