TITLE

What is Law (Good) For? Tactical Maneuvers of the Legal War at Home

AUTHOR(S)
Delaney, David
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Law, Culture & the Humanities;Oct2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This commentary offers an analysis of some of the ways in which one war - the American War in Vietnam - and its legal context can be understood as mutually constitutive. The focus is on efforts of anti-war legal activists to use elements of legality to reconstitute that war and the effects these engagements had on transformatively re-constituting the cultural domain of the legal itself. After presenting a brief catalog of skirmishes and tactical maneuvers I conclude with the suggestion that this journal and the kinds of scholarship that finds expression here might be counted as part of the "legacy" of the legal war at home.
ACCESSION #
44110904

 

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