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By Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum

ISBN-10: 0199331375

ISBN-13: 9780199331376

American man examines American norms of masculinity and their function within the legislations, bringing more than a few methodological and disciplinary views to the intersection of yankee gender, criminal, and literary matters. the gathering opens with a collection of papers investigating "American men" -- the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists that populate a lot of yank fiction. varied essays learn the manly males of Hemingway, Dreiser, and others, of their relation to the legislations, whereas additionally highlighting the underlying tensions that complicate this model of masculinity. A moment set of papers examines "Outsiders" -- males at the outer edge of the yankee men who proclaim a unique manner of being male. those essays soak up counter-traditions of masculinity starting from homosexual male tradition to Philip Roth's portrait of the Jewish lawyer.

American Guy, a follow-up to Subversion and Sympathy, edited by way of Alison L. LaCroix and Martha Nussbaum, goals at reinvigorating the law-and-literature circulate via unique, cross-disciplinary insights. It embraces various voices from either inside and outdoors the academy, together with numerous contributions from well-known judges. those contributions are fairly major, not just as positive aspects targeted to the sector, but additionally for the sunshine they throw at the federal bench. within the face of a giant physique of labor learning judicial behavior as a functionality of inflexible dedication to ideology, American Guy exhibits a facet of the judiciary that's imaginatively engaged, conscious of cultural developments, and reflective concerning the wider international and the function of the of legislations in it.

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