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Labor – Free Or Coerced? An Historical Reassessment Of Differences And Similarities, Robert J. Steinfeld, Stanley L. Engerman Jan 1997

Labor – Free Or Coerced? An Historical Reassessment Of Differences And Similarities, Robert J. Steinfeld, Stanley L. Engerman

Contributions to Books

Published in Free and Unfree Labour: The Debate Continues, Tom Brass & Marcel van der Linden, eds.


Cultural Criticism Of Law, Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg Jan 1997

Cultural Criticism Of Law, Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg

Journal Articles

Professors Binder and Weisberg expound a "cultural criticism" of law that views law as an arena for composing, representing, and contesting identity, and that treats identity as constitutive of the interests that motivate instrumental action. They explicate this critical method by reference to "New Historicist" literary criticism, postmodern social theory, and Nietzchean aesthetics. They illustrate this method by reviewing recent scholarship of two kinds: First, they explore how legal disputes take on expressive meaning for parties and observers against the background of legal norms regulating or recognizing identities. Second, they examine "readings" of the representations of character, credit, and value ...