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- DescriptionNovel Judgements addresses the ways in which jurisprudential ideas and themes are embedded and explored within nineteenth century Anglo-American prose fiction. The nineteenth century is the crucible of the 'juridical imaginary'; that is, of the jurisprudential ideas and concepts which inform the law to this day. The vel t only participates actively in the construction of this juridical imaginary, devising memorable tropes and figures of law and its theory, it goes even further: providing a critique of that construction which points the reader towards a new juridical imaginary, one which may re-imagine, for example, the 'command of the sovereign' ( Pride and Prejudice ), the ethics of law ( Ivanhoe ), or the 'rights of (wo)man' ( Frankenstein ). As dramatisations of the principal issues and movements of nineteenth century legal theory, these vels may therefore be read jurisprudentially. For, as William MacNeil demonstrates, they make vel judgments about legal theory - judgments which t only finds it wanting, but which also carry with them a potential for transforming a juridical imaginary that is still with us.
- Author BiographyWilliam P. MacNeil is the Dean of the Griffith Law School, Queensland, Australia. Trained in both law and literature, MacNeil has published widely in the field of cultural legal studies.
- Author(s)William P. MacNeil
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication08/09/2011
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleDiscourses of Law
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRoutledge Cavendish
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight521 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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