Marxist Theories of Law Past and Present: A Meditation Occasioned by the 25th Anniversary of Law, Labor, and Ideology

@article{Holdren2020MarxistTO,
  title={Marxist Theories of Law Past and Present: A Meditation Occasioned by the 25th Anniversary of Law, Labor, and Ideology},
  author={Nate Holdren and Eric Tucker},
  journal={Law \& Social Inquiry},
  year={2020},
  volume={45},
  pages={1142 - 1169}
}
Capitalist society seems particularly disorderly of late, a disorder contributing to the beginnings of what we hope will be a renewal of Marxist legal scholarship. This essay reviews some key developments in Marxist analysis of law from the 1970s to the present. Over all, our essay traces a back and forth between Marxists’ emphasis on theoretical inquiry on the one hand and empirical and historical work inquiry on the other. We argue that Christopher Tomlins’s 1993 book, Law, Labor, and… 
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Introduction
Law and Social Inquiry readers will be familiar with Christopher Tomlins’s studies in legal and labor history, from his earliest work on the anti-labor overtones of New Deal regulation to the
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