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The Mythology of Modern Law By Peter Fitzpatrick

The Mythology of Modern Law by Peter Fitzpatrick

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Summary

A radical reappraisal of the role of myth in modern society. Fitzpatrick uses the example of law, an integral category of modern social thought, to challenge modernity and the denial of the relevance of myth to law in modern society.

The Mythology of Modern Law Summary

The Mythology of Modern Law by Peter Fitzpatrick

The Mythology of Modern Law is a radical reappraisal of the role of myth in modern society. Peter Fitzpatrick uses the example of law, as an integral category of modern social thought, to challenge the claims of modernity which deny the relevance of myth to modern society.

The Mythology of Modern Law Reviews

`The Mythology of Modern Law represents a substantial advance in the project of critical jurisprudence' - Law & Social Inquiry

`This is a rich and thoughtful book.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

As ever, Fitzpatrick's work reveals great erudition. . . . The Mythology of Modern Law is an imaginative and important work . . . the book is a significant contribution to our understanding of both law and colonialism, and should be required reading for anyone concerned with the protection of rights and the establishment of democracy in the developing world - Sammy Adelman, Review of African Political Economy

Table of Contents

Myth and the negation of law; myth and modernity; the mythic foundation of modern law; the mythic consolidation of modern law; law and myths; law as myth.

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NLS9780415082631
9780415082631
0415082633
The Mythology of Modern Law by Peter Fitzpatrick
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1992-09-03
256
N/A
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