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Property Outlaws, Rebel Mythologies, and Social Bandits
Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy (2010)
  • Greg Lastowka, Rutgers University
Abstract
This is a book review of Sonia Katyal and Eduardo Peñalver’s Property Outlaws, which attempts to rehabilitate the image of those who violate property laws. The book explain, persuasively, that certain forms of illegal trespass and theft can be both socially valuable and politically expressive. This review draws on the work of historian Eric Hobsbawm in order to respond to some of the overarching themes of the book, noting additional complexities regarding both the popular opinions of outlaws and the political valence of outlawry.
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Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Greg Lastowka. "Property Outlaws, Rebel Mythologies, and Social Bandits" Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy Vol. 20 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lastowka/8/