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Fall 2011 Series

Iustitia Populi: On Justice and Popular Culture

Scholarship in humanities and social sciences should go beyond sheer polite learning and have a bearing in the way we understand our life in a polity. Though structured on diverse jurisprudential, cultural studies and Marxist scholarly readings, this seminar will consider the contemporary display of *vox populi* concerning justice issues. The reading list explores the current public life of the old ideal of equal freedom for every single human being within the intertexts of modern political truisms, jurisprudential concepts and diverse popular cultural artefacts. Our quest should be the deconstruction of a sense of justice widely favoured in such artefacts but, at the same time, the reconstruction of each human being’s entitlement to equal freedom and respect on solid ethical grounds.

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luis [dot] gomezromero [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Contact): Luis Gomez Romero (Law)
Meetings: Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm: 5, 19 October; 2, 16, 30 November
Thomson House, room 405