Crunching the Core: Critical Moves

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This year the IGLP will return to the core with a new series, “Crunching the Core: Critical Moves”. Following our efforts last year to review core texts in political and social theory, this academic year we will explore many of the core moves that make up critical approaches to law. Indeed, it is often these very moves that are used to define what it means to be “critical”. In this series, we will explore these moves, their multiple genealogies, the different forms they take across generations of scholars and in different legal communities around the globe, their relevance today, and what makes them so “critical”. What do these critical moves mean and for people doing critical work in different situations - North Atlantic or elsewhere?

“Crunching the Core: Critical Moves” will run monthly throughout the 2021/22 academic year. Each session will take up one ‘critical move’ as a starting point for discussion. Short excerpts will be circulated in advance, spanning a number of texts that take up the selected critical move. In contrast to last year, we will focus on texts from the legal tradition. 2-3 IGLP faculty/fellow travellers will provide reflections on the move before opening up to discussion. Participants should expect to commit to attending the full series, which will take place online via Zoom. The series is convened by IGLP Affiliate Scholars Nadia Lambek and Richard Clements.
PeriodOct 2021May 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationBoston, United StatesShow on map