Deep Cuts: four critiques of legal ideology

Desautels-Stein, J. and Rasulov, A. (2021) Deep Cuts: four critiques of legal ideology. Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, 31(2), pp. 435-519.

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This Article begins an effort to rekindle the intellectual tradition of critical legal theory. The context for the project is significant. On the one hand is the grip of a social crisis, the contours of which continue to confound the commentariat. Racism, xenophobia, gendered violence, migration and nation, climate change, health pandemics, political corruption. The parade is as intimidating as it is spectacular. On the other hand, the very tools of criticism we depend upon in identifying these characters in the parade, much less the spectacle of the parade itself, are themselves in crisis. There is, in a word, a crisis for critique itself. The working assumption of this Article is that these crises—crises in society and the crises of critique—are not unrelated. It is in this context that we believe in the need to revitalize the tools of critical legal studies, an intellectual songbook from the 1970s that deserves a 21st century reboot.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rasulov, Professor Akbar
Authors: Desautels-Stein, J., and Rasulov, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities
Publisher:Yale Law School
ISSN (Online):1041-6374
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Yale Law School
First Published:First published in Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 31(2):435-519
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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