Law and Class in America

CFP: conference in Philadelphia

Law and the 'Disappearance' of Class in 20th Century America

The Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Department of History, will host "Law and the 'Disappearance' of Class in Twentieth-Century America," on November 15-17, 2002. The conference will address the role law played in reinforcing class differences while obscuring issues of class during the twentieth century, such that a meaningful rhetoric of class is now largely absent from political discourse despite the importance of class in American politics, culture, and society. We invite papers on any aspect of class that relates to law, legal rhetoric, or legal ideology from both legal scholars and historians interested in exploring ideas related to the theme of the conference. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a prospectus of up to 1000 words describing the substance of the paper and its relationship to existing scholarship by March, 15, 2001 to: Conference Committee, c/o Professors Bruce H. Mann and Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204. For email submissions and additional inquiries, contact Benjamin Field,

Contact information:
Benjamin H. Field

Posted: 19 March 2001