BritCrits: Subversion and submission, past, present and future
Author: Murphy T.
Source: Law and Critique, Volume 10, Number 3, 1999 , pp. 237-278(42)
This article explores some of the intellectual influences which have shaped the development of Critical Legal Studies in Britain and the contexts in which these influences made themselves felt. It then considers which influences might or should steer Critical Legal Studies in the future. In terms of the past, specific attention is given to the influence of Marxism, Freud and Lacan, feminism, Foucault and Derrida, and recent genres of history-writing. As to the future, the question is asked whether Critical Legal Studies will engage constructively with recent developments in the life sciences and the philosophy of science, and, more generally, whether it will be able to surpass its established mooring in the philosophy of history.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 1999-01-01