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The Resource Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view, Adam Gearey

Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view, Adam Gearey

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Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view
Title
Poverty law and legal activism
Title remainder
lives that slide out of view
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gearey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to think in terms of a much broader inheritance for critical legal thinking that derives from the social ethics of the Progressive Era, new left understandings of 'creative democracy' and radical theology. To this end, it puts jurisprudence and legal theory in touch with recent scholarship on the American left and, indeed, with attempts to recover the legacies of Progressive Era thinking, the civil rights struggle and the Great Society. Focusing on the theory and practice of poverty law in the period stretching from the mid-1960s to the present day, the book argues that at the heart of both critical and liberal thinking is an understanding of the lawyer as an ethical actor: inspired by faith or politics to appreciate the potential and limits of law in the struggle against economic inequality."--
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Back cover
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Gearey, Adam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Legal assistance to the poor
  • Public interest lawyers
  • Public welfare
  • Legal assistance to the poor
  • Public interest lawyers
  • Public welfare
  • United States
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Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view, Adam Gearey
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Publication
Copyright
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
25 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781138556058
Lccn
2017055109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013528350
Label
Poverty law and legal activism : lives that slide out of view, Adam Gearey
Publication
Copyright
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
25 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781138556058
Lccn
2017055109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1013528350

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