The critical legal studies movement : another time, a greater task / Roberto Mangabeira Unger.
London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2015.
vii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The context, the movement, and the book The vocation of legal thought now Introduction: The tradition of leftist movements in legal thought and practice The criticism of legal thought From criticism to construction Two models of doctrine Underlying conceptions and broader implications Another politics.
"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"-- Provided by publisher. "Developing in the wake of the Civil Rights and feminist movements of the sixties, the critical legal studies movement--led by Roberto Unger--sought to transform traditional views of law, revealing the hidden interests and class dominations in prevailing legal frameworks. Its legacy endures in a range of newer movements, from feminist legal studies to critical race theory. The Critical Legal Studies Movement is an articulation of its main ideas, from the movement's leading figure"-- Provided by publisher.