CLS and Marxism: a history of an affair

Rasulov, A. (2014) CLS and Marxism: a history of an affair. Transnational Legal Theory, 5(4), pp. 622-639. (doi: 10.5235/20414005.5.4.622)

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This essay explores the relationship between the Critical Legal Studies movement and the Marxist tradition. What role did Marxism play in the formation of CLS's ideological and theoretical horizons? What part was it assigned in the movement's symbolic economy of discursive projects and practices? What kinds of critical challenges did CLS scholars mount against the Marxist legal-theoretic tradition and what sorts of broader lessons can the Marxist tradition extract today from those criticisms? The essay starts by summarising the standard account of the relationship between CLS and Marxism that has historically developed within the CLS's own internal discourse. It problematises a number of basic assumptions underlying this account before turning its attention to the examination of CLS's (potential) contribution to the development of a new wave of the Marxist legal-theoretic enterprise.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rasulov, Professor Akbar
Authors: Rasulov, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Transnational Legal Theory
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):2041-4013
Published Online:07 May 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Transnational Legal Theory 5(4):622-639
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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