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Amos Lee's "Street Corner Preacher" Through Michel Foucault's Critique Of Scientific Knowledge: A Critique Of Legal Knowledge, Nick J. Sciullo Dec 2010

Amos Lee's "Street Corner Preacher" Through Michel Foucault's Critique Of Scientific Knowledge: A Critique Of Legal Knowledge, Nick J. Sciullo

Nick J. Sciullo

This article will demonstrate that although students of the law, legal scholars, and practitioners rely on a relatively narrow body of “legal scholarship,” there are in fact sundry diverse sources of legal thought that deserve to be evaluated along with currently accepted legal scholarship. It will present arguments in favor of appreciating music as a unique and important source of legal commentary through which we might understand how people relate to the law—what I have called “coming to the law.” It will demonstrate that music can be uniquely transgressive and presents a powerful alternative to what Michel Foucault called ...


Conversations With The Law: Irony, Hyperbole, And Identity Politics Or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, And Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion Of Rhetorical Resistance To The Law, Nick J. Sciullo Dec 2008

Conversations With The Law: Irony, Hyperbole, And Identity Politics Or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, And Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion Of Rhetorical Resistance To The Law, Nick J. Sciullo

Nick J. Sciullo

This article sets out to prove why the law must be investigated in an interdisciplinary fashion which invites an in-tersection between law, popular culture, and identity politics. First, this article describes how Wyclef Jean, a hip-hop artist, is an active voice of legal criticism and why his criticism is important to a larger discussion of the law. Second, this paper develops a conception of Creole/Haitian legal studies and its importance as an analytical lens through which to perceive the law and legal institutions. Third, this piece formulates a rhetorical criticism n4 of the law through the rhe-torical terrain of ...