Legal Oppositional Narrative: A Case Study in Cameroon

Legal Oppositional Narrative: A Case Study in Cameroon

By: Stephen L. Bishop (author)Hardback

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The book investigates opposition to the Cameroonian social and legal order through prose and theatre that employs legal themes, settings, and language as well as actual legal decisions. The conclusion is that opposition though ironic appropriation of legal discourse is more promising in fostering social justice than direct resistance to the legal hierarchy.

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Stephen L. Bishop is associate professor of French and Francophone literature at the University of New Mexico.


Chapter 1 Prologue: "I Cannot Write in Their Place" Chapter 2 Introduction: Why Cameroon Matters Chapter 3 1 Why Law and Literature Matters in the African Context Chapter 4 2 Always Already Outlawed Chapter 5 3 Clando Writing and Judicious Reading Chapter 6 4 Legally Appropriate Appropriation Chapter 7 5 Writing Clados and Reading Juridis Chapter 8 Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780739113189
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9780739113189
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 0739113186

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