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The Resource Creating legal worlds : story and style in a culture of argument, Greig Henderson

Creating legal worlds : story and style in a culture of argument, Greig Henderson

Label
Creating legal worlds : story and style in a culture of argument
Title
Creating legal worlds
Title remainder
story and style in a culture of argument
Statement of responsibility
Greig Henderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A legal judgment is first and foremost a story, a narrative of facts about the parties to the case. Creating Legal Worlds is a study of how that narrative operates, and how rhetoric, story, and style function as integral elements of any legal argument. Through careful analyses of notable cases from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling often carries as much argumentative weight within a judgement as the logic of legal distinctions. Through their narrative choices, Henderson argues, judges create a normative universe--the world of right and wrong within which they make their judgements--and fashion their own judicial self-images. Drawing on the work of the law and literature movement, Creating Legal Worlds is a convincing argument for paying close attention to the role of story and style in the creation of judicial decisions.""--Book jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson, Greig E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Law
  • Semantics (Law)
  • Law and literature
  • Forensic oratory
  • Rhetoric
Label
Creating legal worlds : story and style in a culture of argument, Greig Henderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9781442637085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903770103
Label
Creating legal worlds : story and style in a culture of argument, Greig Henderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9781442637085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903770103

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