1st Edition

The Mythology of Modern Law

By Peter Fitzpatrick Copyright 1992
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Mythology of Modern Law is a radical reappraisal of the role of myth in modern society. Peter Fitzpatrick uses the example of law, as an integral category of modern social thought, to challenge the claims of modernity which deny the relevance of myth to modern society.

    Preface, Series editors' preface, Acknowledgements, 1 MYTH AND THE NEGATION OF LAW, 2 MYTH AND MODERNITY, 3 THE MYTHIC FOUNDATION OF MODERN LAW, 4 THE MYTHIC CONSOLIDATION OF MODERN LAW, 5 LAW AND MYTHS 6 LAW AS MYTH Bibliography Name index Sufyect index


    Fitzpatrick, Peter

    `The Mythology of Modern Law represents a substantial advance in the project of critical jurisprudence' - Law & Social Inquiry

    `This is a rich and thoughtful book.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

    As ever, Fitzpatrick's work reveals great erudition. . . . The Mythology of Modern Law is an imaginative and important work . . . the book is a significant contribution to our understanding of both law and colonialism, and should be required reading for anyone concerned with the protection of rights and the establishment of democracy in the developing world - Sammy Adelman, Review of African Political Economy