Failed Revolutions: Social Reform And The Limits Of Legal Imagination, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Failed Revolutions

Social Reform And The Limits Of Legal Imagination, 1st Edition

By Richard Delgado


228 pages

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Hardback: 9780367007768
pub: 2019-06-07
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Forty years after school integration became the law of the land, African-American poverty, isolation, and despair are as deep as ever. Thirty years after the environmental revolution of the 1960s, our environment continues to deteriorate. Why have these and so many other hopeful revolutions failed? Focusing on the crucial discipline of the law,

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Credits -- On the Difficulty of Imagining a Better Society -- Images of the Outsider in American Law and Culture: Can Free Expression Remedy Deeply Inscribed Social Ills? -- Judges' Misjudgments -- Why Do We Tell the Same Stories? Law Reform, Critical Librarianship, and the Triple Helix Dilemma -- On the Difficulty of Hearing What Our Prophets Are Saying -- The Imperial Scholar: How to Marginalize Outsider Writing -- Gathering with the Like-Minded: Symposium Battles -- Pornography and Harm to Women: "No Empirical Evidence"? -- Why We Always Embrace Moderate Solutions (or Saviors) -- “Our Better Natures”: A Revisionist View of the Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental Theory -- Shadowboxing: An Essay on Power -- Supreme Court (and Other) Rhetoric: How the Way Powerful Institutions Talk Can Devalue and Marginalize Outsider Groups -- Scorn and Imposition—How We Use Language, Consciously or Unconsciously, to Derail Reform -- Conclusion -- Epilogue

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General