1st Edition

Explorations in Difference Law, Culture, and Politics

Edited By Jonathan Hart, Richard W. Bauman Copyright 1996
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1996, Explorations in Difference explores how contemporary debates over identity and difference come into play within the workings of cultural, legal, and political institutions. The book brings together a variety of perspectives on the meanings and implications of difference in the context of postmodern theory. It is divided into two parts: ‘Theoretical Accounts’, which establishes a context for postmodern inquiries into difference, and ‘Instances’, which provides application to particular issues. Highly interdisciplinary, Explorations in Difference continues to have lasting relevance and will appeal to those with an interest in postmodern difference and its implications.

    Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Theoretical Accounts: No Montagues without Capulets: Some Thoughts on 'Cultural Identity', Ross Chambers; Reconceiving Rights as Relationship, Jenifer Nedelsky; Enlightened Pursuits: Truth-Seeking Discourse and Postmodern Scepticism, Christopher Norris; Some Disquiet about 'Difference', Christine Sypnowich; Instances: Pertaining to Connection: Abortion and Feminist Legal Theory, Sheila Noonan; When Legal Cultures Collide, Richard F. Devlin; Rights and Spirit Dancing: Aboriginal Peoples versus the Canadian State, Claude Denis; Rewriting the Enlightenment: Allegory and Trauerspiel in Alejo Carpentier's El Siglo de las luces, Pamela McCallum


    Jonathan Hart and Richard W. Bauman