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  • America the Scrivener

    Price: $22.50

    Can literary history be written after the deconstruction of “the subject”? In a bold and insightful response to that question, Jay looks at how recent work in philosophy, literary theory, Marxism, the New Historicism, African-American criticism, and gender studies has helped to redefine the relations between writing, history, and subjectivity.

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  • Marxian Legal Theory

    Price: $49.95

    Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsSeries PrefaceIntroductionPt. I Origins1 Questions of Law in Marx’s Capital 32 Friedrich Engels and Karl Kautsky as Critics of “Legal Socialism” 113 The Concept of Justice in Marx, Engels, and Others 43Pt. II Boundaries4 Marxism and Natural Law 615 “Kelsenism” and Marxism 896 The Historical Concept in the Science of Law of the XXth Century 109Pt. III Trends7 A Marxist Theory of Law? 1518 Pashukanis and the Commodity Form Theory 1799 Lukacs and Law 20110 Soviet Critique of the “Bourgeois” Philosophy of Law 20911 Marxism and the Law: Preliminary Analyses 233Pt. IV Contemporary Issues12 The Notion of Law 26113 Law and Morality from a Marxist Point of View 27114 Idea of Equality and the Law 28715 Problems of Legality in Marxist Theory 29316 Rationality and the Objectification of Law 31317 The Old Law Cannot Be Critically Inherited, It Can Only Be Used as a Mirror 339Pt. V Perspectives for Socio-Legal Analysis18 The Social Limits of Law 34719 Towards a Sociological Concept of Law: An Analysis of Lukacs Ontology 36120 Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Law 37921 Marxism and Legal Pluralism 401Pt....

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  • Postmodernism and Law

    Price: $150.00

    Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsSeries PrefaceIntroduction1 Postmodern Perspectives and Justice 32 Feminism and Pragmatism 193 Law, Music, and Other Performing Arts 574 Postmodern Temptations 1195 Babel: A She’ur 1276 The Problem of the Subject 1577 Objects of Property and Subjects of Politics: Intellectual Property Laws and Democratic Dialogue 2758 Postmodernism/Feminism/Law 3059 What is a Postmodern Constitutionalism? 36910 Postmodern Constitutionalism as Materialism 39511 The Big Fear: Law Confronts Postmodernism 407Name Index 441

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  • Advocate and Activist

    Price: $34.95

    Best known as the longtime chief counsel to the Communist Party of the United States, John Abt also was one of Angela Davis’s first attorneys and the man Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to defend him after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In Advocate and Activist, John Abt and Michael Myerson provide a detailed account of a life that touched and was touched by the labor and left-wing political movements in the United States for nearly sixty years. Abt went to Washington, D.C., in the early 1930s to join the New Deal. He worked in a succession of government posts and for the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee. He was Sidney Hillman’s counsel in the labor movement and a top aide to Henry Wallace’s 1948 presidential campaign. At the height of McCarthyism he became the Communist party’s chief counsel. Defending the party in the Smith Act and McCarran Act prosecutions, he succeeded at dismantling the acts piece by piece, establishing precedents and making sure that being a Communist was not illegal....

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  • Shadows of Race and Class

    Price: $16.95

    The American debate about justice and equality had its roots in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s; since that time, both scholarly and popular theorists have repeatedly attempted to answer the historically enduring question: Is the black population’s subordinate position in American society determined by issues of race or by those of class?

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  • Imperial Fictions

    Price: $17.50

    SynopsisThis is a study of Western representations of the East, especially the world of Islam. It focuses on nineteenth-century travel literature, particularly the works of Antoine Galland, Edward William Lane, Richard Burton, Charles Montagu Doughty and T.E. Lawrence. The author argues that “Western writers,travelers, poets, and painters have depicted the East in a manner that accords more with their own fantasies than with reality. . . . {They present} imagesof sensual harems and of cruel sultans, of women versed in the arts of eroticplay and tantalizing desire, seducing men both passionate and violent.” (Am Hist Rev) Bibliography. Index. From The CriticsThe New York Times Book ReviewIn much the same way their fellow Victorians swarmed over the world classifying new phyla of butterflies, gentlemen adventurers like T.E. Lawrence and Sir Richard Burton set out to catalogue ‘scientifically’ the living habits of the Eastern Moslems. The poet and translator Rana Kabbani claims in this provocative and appropriately subversive book that their vision was fatally clouded....

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