The legal imagination james boyd white on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers white extends his theory of law as constitutive rhetoric asking how one may criticize the legal culture and the texts within it a fascinating study of the language of the law this book is to be highly recommended certainly. Legal language here feeds on the subjunctive it signals its own artificiality and so demonstrates the fragility of legal knowledge in so doing it creates the possibility of evolution but without dictating what that alternative ought to be l egal thinking also draws on the imagination by setting up surprising unexpected relations this . The legal imagination has 19 ratings and 2 reviews cosmo said while whites text is presented like a legal casebook its appeal is much broader white . The legal imagination sparked the renaissance of a humanistic approach to law when it was first published it is as vibrant today as it was in 1973 and its lessons remain invaluable for law students and legal professionals. Revered for pioneering the law and literature movement the legal imagination celebrates its 45th year of inspiring students and readers around the world in this special anniversary edition introduced with a new foreword by author james boyd white the original unabridged text has been carefully reproduced to challenge a new generation of readers to understand the language of the law
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