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The Resource Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction, William P. MacNeil

Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction, William P. MacNeil

Label
Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction
Title
Novel judgements
Title remainder
legal theory as fiction
Statement of responsibility
William P. MacNeil
Title variation
Legal theory as fiction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Novel Judgements is a book about nineteenth century Anglo-American law and literature. But by redefining law as legal theory, Novel judgements departs from 'socio-legal' studies of law and literature, often dated in their focus on past lawyering and court processes. This texts 'theoretical turn' renders the period's 'law-and-literature' relevant to today's readers because the nineteenth century novel, when 'read jurisprudentially', abounds in representations of law's controlling concepts, many of which are still with us today. Rights, justice, law's morality; each are encoded novelistically in stock devices such as the country house, friendship, love, courtship and marriage. In so rendering the public (law) as private (domesticity), these novels expose for legal and literary scholars alike the ways in which law comes to mediate all relationships--individual and collective, personal and political--during the nineteenth century, a period as much under the Rule of Law as the reign of Capital. So these novels pass judgement--a novel judgement--on the extent to which the nineteenth century's idea of law is collusive with that era's Capital, thereby opening up the possibility of a new legal theoretical position: that of a critique of the law and a law of critique"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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MacNeil, William P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discourses of law
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  • English fiction
  • Law in literature
  • American fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Culture and law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
Label
Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction, William P. MacNeil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780415459143
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011001731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)699378815
Label
Novel judgements : legal theory as fiction, William P. MacNeil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780415459143
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011001731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)699378815

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