Chapter 23. Deconstruction

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Jack M. Balkin Professor Director

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch23

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Balkin, J. M. (2010) Deconstruction, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Information Society Project, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • deconstruction - broader, popular, and narrower, in a more technical sense;
  • deconstruction, inroads in United States - departments of literary criticism;
  • Europe, deconstruction understood as response to structuralism;
  • Derrida's insistence, deconstruction is not a method - but activity of reading, deconstruction;
  • important use of deconstruction in legal scholarship - method of ideological critique;
  • deconstructive analyses - studying figural and rhetorical features of texts;
  • deconstruction, influence in legal academy - with rise of critical legal studies (CLS) and feminism;
  • connections between deconstruction and social justice;
  • deconstruction - adaptable concept serving purposes and supporting legal scholarship

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