The Mythology of Modern Law

By Peter Fitzpatrick

© 1992 – Routledge

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780415082631
pub: 1992-09-03
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About the Book

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.


`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

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Sociology of Law and Crime

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Subject Categories

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