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The Resource Lex populi : the jurisprudence of popular culture, William P. MacNeil

Lex populi : the jurisprudence of popular culture, William P. MacNeil

Label
Lex populi : the jurisprudence of popular culture
Title
Lex populi
Title remainder
the jurisprudence of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
William P. MacNeil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about jurisprudence - or legal philosophy. The legal philosophical texts under consideration are - to say the least - unorthodox. Tolkien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Million Dollar Baby, and other cultural products are all referenced as exemplary instances of what the author calls lex populi - "people's" or "pop law." There, more than anywhere else, will one find the leading issues of legal philosophy. These issues, however, are heavily coded, for few of these pop cultural texts announce themselves as expressly legal. Nonetheless, Lex Populi reads these texts "jurisprudentially," that is, with an eye to their hidden legal philosophical meanings, enabling connections such as: Tolkien's Ring as Kelsen's grundnorm; vampire slaying as legal language's semiosis; Hogwarts as substantively unjust; and a seriously injured young woman as termination's rights-bearer. In so doing, Lex Populi attempts not only a jurisprudential reading of popular culture, but a popular rereading of jurisprudence, removing it from the legal experts in order to restore it to the public at large: a lex populi by and for the people."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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MacNeil, William P
Dewey number
340/.115
Index
index present
LC call number
K487.C8
LC item number
M33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Cultural lives of law
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  • Culture and law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Popular culture
  • Law
Label
Lex populi : the jurisprudence of popular culture, William P. MacNeil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-228 and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 228-232
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74916215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804753678
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006036365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)74916215
Label
Lex populi : the jurisprudence of popular culture, William P. MacNeil
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-228 and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 228-232
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74916215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804753678
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006036365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)74916215

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