Laurent de Sutter: Against Law: The 1960s Anti-Juridical Moment in France
Against Law: The 1960s Anti-Juridical Moment in France
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Laurent de Sutter

Against Law: The 1960s Anti-Juridical Moment in France

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  • Rechtspraxis

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Laurent de Sutter

is Professor of Legal Theory at Vrije University, Brussels. He has been visiting researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo, Bonn University and Yeshiva University, New York, as well as invited professor at New York University, Université Catholique de Louvain and Facultés universitaires, Saint-Louis. A member of the scientific committee of the Collège International de Philosophie, he also is associate researcher at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Université Paris-X Nanterre and Ponta Grossa University, Brazil. He is editor of the “Theory Redux” series at Polity Press and the “Perspectives Critiques” series at Presses Universitaires de France, and serves as a member of the editorial board of Law & Literature; Décalages: An Althusser Studies Journal and Iconocrazia.
Liza Mattutat (Hg.), Roberto Nigro (Hg.), ...: What’s Legit?

Once considered a stepchild of social theory, legal criticism has received a great deal of attention in recent years, perpetuating what has always been an ambivalent relationship. On the one hand, law is praised for being a cultural achievement, on the other, it is criticised for being an instrument of state oppression. Legal criticism’s strategies to deal with this ambivalence differ greatly: while some theoreticians seek to transcend the institution of law altogether, others advocate a transformation of the form of law or try to employ counter-hegemonic strategies to change the content of law, deconstruct its basis or invent rights. By presenting a variety of heterogeneous approaches to legal criticism, this volume points out transitions and exhibits irreconcilable differences of these approaches. Without denying the diversity of different forms of critique, they are related to one another with the aim of broadening the debates which all too often are conducted only within the boundaries of the separate theoretical currents.