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Lawyers' in a Postmodern World

Translation and Transgression. New Directions in Criminology

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Feb 1994
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 500g
ISBN-10: 0335096956
ISBN-13: 9780335096954
Barcode No: 9780335096954
Synopsis
How far are lawyers agents of the state or of capital? Are there ways in which they can work constructively or transformatively for the working class or the underpriviliged? What insights, if any, can a postmodernist analysis of legal discourse bring to these questions? "Lawyers' Work" explores how lawyers actively create the forms of power which they and others deploy. It examines how lawyers work within and for powerful institutions, and provides models for using their discursive skills with an for the powerless. This work should be of interest to scholars and students in social theory, law, criminology, social policy and political science.

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