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Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims: Petere Fontes?

Paul J. du Plessis and John W. Cairns (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474408851
eISBN:
9781474418522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408851.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal humanism has become deeply entrenched in most modern works on European legal history from the seventeenth century onwards and has been accepted with such blind faith by many modern scholars ... More


Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist

Andreas Rahmatian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748676736
eISBN:
9781474412315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Lord Kames (Henry Home, 1696–1782) is one of the best known figures of the Scottish Enlightenment by name, and one of the least known in relation to his actual writings. He was a Scottish judge, ... More


The Battle Over Racial Identity in Popular and Legal Cultures, 1810–1860

Stephen Middleton

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges the view of legal historians that the “one-drop rule” did not exist before the early twentieth century. It argues that the one-drop rule was enforced in white culture and ... More


The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Construction of Whiteness is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that examines the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices ... More


John Codman Ropes: A Lawyer’s Historian

Richard F. Miller

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay connects the life of John Codman Ropes, lawyer, historian, and founder of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, with the society's purposes and the type of Civil War histories ... More


The Irish Constitution ‘from below’: squatting families versus property rights in Dublin, 1967–71

Thomas Murray

in Judges, politics and the Irish Constitution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526114556
eISBN:
9781526124241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114556.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Thomas Murray’s chapter draws on a critical social theory of law and a range of qualitatively rich primary sources to incorporate heretofore neglected social movement voices into a more complex ... More


‘The Crown Wears Many Hats’: Canadian Aboriginal Law and the Black-boxing of Empire

Mariana Valverde and Adriel Weaver

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this ambitious but earthbound critique of the ‘black-boxing of empire’, Mariana Valverde and Adriel Weaver adroitly trace the construction and deconstruction of the spectral corpus mysticum in ... More


‘Towards a better Ireland’:<sup>1</sup> Donal Barrington and the Irish Constitution

Tomás Finn

in Judges, politics and the Irish Constitution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526114556
eISBN:
9781526124241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114556.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Tomás Finn’s chapter is concerned with the consideration that Donal Barrington, a judge and public intellectual, gave to the Constitution, the basic law of the country, and the balance its Articles ... More


From the Conseil d’État to Gaia: Bruno Latour on Law, Surfaces and Depth

David Saunders

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter artfully scans the surface of La fabrique du droit, ably summarising that book’s arguments and drawing a series of provocative connections to Latour’s subsequent enchantment with that ... More


Historical Attempts to Advance a Right to Education

Anne Newman

in Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071749
eISBN:
9780226071886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter 3 addresses a likely challenge to arguments for a right to education as a matter of equal citizenship: that they are just utopian musings. In response, the chapter focuses on select moments ... More


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