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.
"An exciting and provocative collection of essays by some of the most important legal scholars writing today." -- Lani Guinier, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"I don't know why some of the most fascinating new thinking about identity and its meanings should have come out of the legal academy. . .or rather, I didn't know until I read this book, which demonstrates persuasively, from a whole range of directions, the centrality of law to the dense network of questions that we explore under the rubric of identity. No clearer demonstration could be offered of the power of a critical legal studies to illuminate some of the most important questions in contemporary social and political theory." -- K. Anthony Appiah, Harvard University