After Identity

Author: Dan Danielsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136654348
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Authored by the leading voices in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, critical race theory and queer legal theory, After Identity explores the importance of sexual, national and other identities in people's lived experiences while simultaneously challenging the limits of legal strategies focused on traditional identity groups. These new ways of thinking about cultural identity have implications for strategies for legal reform, as well as for progressive thinking generally about theory, culture and politics.

Kulturelle Vielfalt als Legitimit tselement der internationalen Gemeinschaft

Author: Carla Thies
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161518836
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Carla Thies untersucht die Funktion und Bedeutung des Begriffs der Legitimitat im Bereich des Volkerrechts am Beispiel der Thematik kultureller Vielfalt. Mit dem Begriff der Legitimitat wird rechtstheoretisch die Vorstellung verknupft, dass das positive Volkerrecht von bestimmten, von ihm bereits vorausgesetzten Interessen und Grundprinzipien abhangig ist. Sie dienen aus der Legitimitatsperspektive als normative Grundlage der Staatengemeinschaft. Die Autorin klart dabei die Frage, inwieweit sich mit der rechtlichen Instrumentierung kultureller Vielfalt auch der Topos kultureller Vielfalt auf der Grundlage von drei volkerrechtlichen Saulen, dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Volker, den kulturellen Rechten und dem Recht auf Entwicklung zu einem selbstandigen, volkerrechtlich inkorporierten Legitimitatselement entwickelt hat.

The Nature of International Law

Author: Gerry Simpson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351783750
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This title was first published in 2002: The purpose if this volume is to provide a map of some of the great theoretical debates within the discipline of international law. The essays included are structured as dialogues between international legal theorists on concrete subjects such as democracy, gender, compliance, sovereignty and justice. They represent the most interesting theoretical work undertaken in international law.

The Perils of Identity

Author: Caroline Dick
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774820659
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Many liberal theorists consider group identity claims a necessary condition of equality in Canada, but do these claims do more harm than good? To answer this question, Caroline Dick examines the identity-driven theories of Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka, and Avigail Eisenberg in the context of Sawridge Band v. Canada, a case that sets a First Nation's right to self-determination against Indigenous women's right to equality. The concept of identity itself is not the problem, Dick argues, but rather the way in which prevailing conceptions of identity and group rights obscure intragroup differences. Her proposal for a new politics of intragroup difference has the power to transform rights discourse in Canada.

American Studies

Author: Janice A. Radway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405113510
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American Studies is a vigorous, bold account of the changes in the field of American Studies over the last thirty-five years. Through this set of carefully selected key essays by an editorial board of expert scholars, the book demonstrates how changes in the field have produced new genealogies that tell different histories of both America and the study of America. Charts the evolution of American Studies from the end of World War II to the present day by showcasing the best scholarship in this field An introductory essay by the distinguished editorial board highlights developments in the field and places each essay in its historical and theoretical context Explores topics such as American politics, history, culture, race, gender and working life Shows how changing perspectives have enabled older concepts to emerge in a different context

White by Law

Author: Ian Haney Lopez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814736982
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Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Left Legalism Left Critique

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822329688
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DIVA reader aimed at revitalizing left legal and political critique./div

Emotions

Author: Jennifer Harding
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415469302
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Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader brings together the best examples of recent and cutting-edge work on emotions in cultural studies and related disciplines. The book differentiates between theoretical traditions and ways of understanding emotion in relation to culture, subjectivity and power, thus mapping a new academic territory and providing a succinct overview of cultural studies as well as studies of emotion.The Reader is divided into two parts:Part I contains key essays from the fields of cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, and history. These essays provide insights into how emotions are sociocultural phenomena, how they are culturally and historically specific, how they change over time, across cultures, and within societies, and how they participate in the production of power relations. Part II contains essays which illustrate core aspects of a cultural emotion studies. They adopt diverse perspectives, topics, and methodologies on emotions, offering new understandings of key themes taken up by cultural studies such as nation, the public sphere, popular culture, subjectivity, social identity, discourse, and power relations. Together, they demonstrate what emotions 'do' and how they contribute to knowledge production. Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader provides students with an essential overview of contemporary academic debate within the humanities and social sciences on the place of emotions in culture, as part of everyday individual, cultural, and political life.

Cultural Pluralism Identity Politics and the Law

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472023769
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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.

The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties

Author: Rosemary J. Coombe
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822382490
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Logos, trademarks, national insignia, brand names, celebrity images, design patents, and advertising texts are vibrant signs in a consumer culture governed by a regime of intellectual property laws. In The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties, professor of law and cultural anthropologist Rosemary J. Coombe brings an illuminating ethnographic approach to an analysis of authorship and the role law plays in shaping the various meanings that animate these protected properties in the public sphere. Although such artifacts are ubiquitous in contemporary culture, little attention has been paid to the impact of intellectual property law in everyday life or to how ownership of specific intellectual properties is determined and exercised. Drawing on a wide range of cases, disputes, and local struggles, Coombe examines these issues and dismantles the legal assumption that the meaning and value of a text or image is produced exclusively by an individual author or that authorship has a single point of origin. In the process, she examines controversies that include the service of turbanned Sikhs in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the use of the term Olympic in reference to the proposed gay Olympic Games. Other chapters discuss the appropriation of such celebrity images as the Marx brothers, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, James Dean, and Luke Skywalker; the conflict over team names such as the Washington Redskins; and the opposition of indigenous peoples to stereotypical Native American insignia proffered by the entertainment industry. Ultimately, she makes a case for redefining the political in commodified cultural environments. Significant for its insights into the political significance of current intellectual property law, this book also provides new perspectives on debates in cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and political theory. It will therefore interest both a wide scholarly and a general audience.