legitimate

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legitimate

1. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
2. of, relating to, or ruling by hereditary right
3. of or relating to a body of famous long-established plays as distinct from films, television, vaudeville, etc.
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They produce subjects - legal subjects - who are so caught up in the rationalizations and the legitimations that they systematically conflate:
Each of these conflations is in an important sense the same conflation, the same confusion - a confusion that arises when the legal academic subject becomes so immersed in and so suffused with the legitimations and rationalizations of the law" of the academy that he or she has become incapable of distinguishing the referent from the simulation.
The book offers a thought provoking and genuinely enjoyable, if not entirely satisfactory approach to a theory of legitimation.