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Foreword: Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods

  title={Foreword: Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods},
  author={Osagie K. Obasogie},
  journal={UC Irvine law review},
Legal scholarship has engaged interdisciplinarity for over 100 years. “Legal Realism.” “Sociological Jurisprudence.” “Law and Society.” “Critical Legal Studies.” These are just a few of the labels applied to approaches that attempt to move beyond presumptions that legal doctrine and decision making are coherent and consistent in and of themselves or that they exist anterior to other social, political, and economic developments. In one form or another, these efforts use the knowledge and methods… 

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  • Sociology
    Journal of Black Studies
  • 2018
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  • Economics
    The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy
  • 2019
Intersectionality theory has been characterized as the most significant intellectual contribution of gender studies to the world. Surprisingly, at least part of its success has been attributed to its

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