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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Law and Society

Deborah Post

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Contract And Dispossession, Deborah W. Post Jul 2012

Contract And Dispossession, Deborah W. Post

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This Essay, part of a collection of essays on the same theme, argues that contract law has become an instrument of oppression and dispossession rather than liberation. Having offered a critique, the challenge then is to consider whether it is possible to restore the liberatory potential of contract. The symposium, Post-Marxism, Post-Racialism & Other Fables of the Dispossession, was an invitation to consider the contemporary relevance of Marxist theory.

There are two reference points in this cultural critique. One is the importance of social position in a jurisprudence that embraces objectivity; the uncritical and unreflective reliance on hegemonic social practices, codes and conventions in determining whether the parties to an agreement meant or intended it to be legally enforceable. Contract law recognizes and regulates status relationships. The resort by judges to hegemonic conceptions of status results in dispossession when ...


Cultural Inversion And The One-Drop Rule: An Essay On Biology, Racial Classification, And The Rhetoric Of Racial Transcendence, Deborah W. Post Jan 2009

Cultural Inversion And The One-Drop Rule: An Essay On Biology, Racial Classification, And The Rhetoric Of Racial Transcendence, Deborah W. Post

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No abstract provided.


Race, Riots And The Rule Of Law, Deborah Waire Post Jan 1993

Race, Riots And The Rule Of Law, Deborah Waire Post

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No abstract provided.