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Law and the Utopian Imagination

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merill Umphrey


This book is a project of exploration and resuscitation of idea of utopianism within legal discourse. Instead of mapping out the contours of a familiar terrain, the contributors seek to explore the possibilities of a productive engagement between the utopian and the legal imagination. They will attempt to answer questions such as: Is it possible to re-imagine or revitalize the concept of utopia such that it can survive the terms of the mid-century liberal critique? Alternatively, is it possible to re-imagine the concept of utopia and the theory of liberal legality so as to dissolve the apparen ... More

Keywords: Law, Utopia, Heidegger, Blade Runner, Cotton Mather, Kant, Legal Discourse, Thomas More, B.F. Skinner, Walter Benjamin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804790819
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Sarat, editor

Lawrence Douglas, editor

Martha Merill Umphrey, editor