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Sexy Dressing Etc

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Duncan Kennedy argues that an American radicalism is both possible and desirable. One base for radical politics is the big institutional workplace; another is popular culture--whence his emphasis on phenomena like sexy dressing. Kennedy's aim is to wed the rebelliousness, irony, and irrationalism of cultural modernism and postmodernism to the earnestness of political ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 11th 1995 by Harvard University Press (first published October 1993)
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Dave
Jun 04, 2013 Dave rated it really liked it
Shelves: feminism
I mean, it's a legal text about women's clothing. If you're not into dissecting every aspect of the cultural symbols of clothing, told from a straight man's perspective who is trying to pull all the pieces apart, then you won't like this. BUT, if you DO like the idea of really cutting up how symbols get made, broken down, made again in slightly different forms, etc., then this is a solid read. Bring a pen and paper, though; you might need to make some charts the way I did to understand WTF is ...more
Zephyr
Nov 19, 2008 Zephyr rated it it was amazing
My favorite DK book has a hopefulness missing from his later work. The book is more sociology than legal theory, providing DK's views on everything from the comparative aesthetics of mass produced design in the US and Europe, an account of the left in those two places, Foucault compared to Legal Realism and Critical Legal Studies, alteration of private law rules to even the ability of men and women to inflict violence on each other, and a defense of sexy dressing as a power tool.
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Jul 29, 2011 Pyqos added it
Super étude, originale et forte : de l'excellente philosophie du droit - vient d'être traduit en français en Champs Flammarion.
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