Social Reform And The Limits Of Legal Imagination
Focusing on the crucial discipline of the law, Failed Revolutions casts light on the many forces working against meaningful social change. It is a valuable reading for any citizen concerned with the possibility of social reform.
Table of Contents
Part One: On the Difficulty of Imagining a Better Society 1. Images of the Outsider in American Law and Culture: Can Free Expression Remedy Deeply Inscribed Social Ills? 2. Judges' Misjudgments 3. Why Do We Tell the Same Stories? Law Reform, Critical Librarianship, and the Triple Helix Dilemma Part Two: On the Difficulty of Hearing What Our Prophets Are Saying 4. The Imperial Scholar: How to Marginalize Outsider Writing 5. Gathering with the Like-Minded: Symposium Battles 6. Pornography and Harm to Women: "No Empirical Evidence"? Part Three: Why We Always Embrace Moderate Solutions (or Saviors) 7. "Our Better Natures": A Revisionist View of the Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental Theory 8. Shadowboxing: An Essay on Power Part Four: Supreme Court (and Other) Rhetoric: How the Way Powerful Institutions Talk Can Devalue and Marginalize Outsider Groups 9. Scorn and Imposition-How We Use Language, Consciously or Unconsciously, to Derail Reform 10. Conclusion 11. Epilogue