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The Resource Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law, edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, (electronic resource)

Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law, edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, (electronic resource)

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Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law
Title
Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law
Statement of responsibility
edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
LC call number
K376
LC item number
.C85 1999eb
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  • Kearns, Thomas R
  • Sarat, Austin
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought
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  • Critical legal studies
  • Group identity
  • Jurisprudence
  • Multiculturalism
  • Sociological jurisprudence
Summary expansion
We are witnessing in the last decade of the twentieth century more frequent demands by racial and ethnic groups for recognition of their distinctive histories and traditions as well as opportunities to develop and maintain the institutional infrastructure necessary to preserve them. Where it once seemed that the ideal of American citizenship was found in the promise of integration and in the hope that none of us would be singled out for, let alone judged by, our race or ethnicity, today integration, often taken to mean a denial of identity and history for subordinated racial, gender, sexual or ethnic groups, is often rejected, and new terms of inclusion are sought. The essays in Cultural Pluralism, Identity Politics, and the Law ask us to examine carefully the relation of cultural struggle and material transformation and law's role in both. Written by scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical inclinations, the essays challenge orthodox understandings of the nature of identity politics and contemporary debates about separatism and assimilation. They ask us to think seriously about the ways law has been, and is, implicated in these debates. The essays address questions such as the challenges posed for notions of legal justice and procedural fairness by cultural pluralism and identity politics, the role played by law in structuring the terms on which recognition, accommodation, and inclusion are accorded to groups in the United States, and how much of accepted notions of law are defined by an ideal of integration and assimilation. The contributors are Elizabeth Clark, Lauren Berlant, Dorothy Roberts, Georg Lipsitz, and Kenneth Karst
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Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law, edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000415282
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unknown
Isbn
9780472088515
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000415282
Label
Cultural pluralism, identity politics, and the law, edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000415282
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780472088515
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000415282

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