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The Resource Legal signs fascinate : Kevelson's research on semiotics, Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers

Legal signs fascinate : Kevelson's research on semiotics, Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers

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Legal signs fascinate : Kevelson's research on semiotics
Title
Legal signs fascinate
Title remainder
Kevelson's research on semiotics
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Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
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Language
eng
Summary
This engaging book examines the origins and first effects of the concept 'legal semiotics', focusing on the inventor of the term, Roberta Kevelson (1931-1998). It highlights the importance of her ideas and works which have contributed to legal theory, legal interpretation and philosophy of language. Kevelson's work is particularly relevant today, in our world of global electronic communication networks which rely so much on language, signs, signals and shortcuts. Kevelson could not have foreseen the 21st century, yet the story of her work and influence deserves more attention as it is key to our understanding of modern legal discourse and why law fascinates and is accepted in modern society. The authors draw on Kevelson's hitherto unknown Office Papers and Notes, and a biographical examination points to key influences in her work such as the early feminist movements of the US East Coast, the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce and the semiotics of Thomas Sebeok. This forms the basis for a more encompassing research of Kevelson's position, work and philosophical background, which the authors call for. A quick and enlightening read, this book interests a wide range of readers with an interest in legal history and the fields which Kevelson both drew on and influenced, including lawyers, students and scholars
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Broekman, Jan M
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Fleerackers, Frank
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Springer briefs in law
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  • Kevelson, Roberta
  • Kevelson, Roberta
  • Semiotics (Law)
  • Semiotics (Law)
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Legal signs fascinate : Kevelson's research on semiotics, Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Why's of fascination -- 2. Social life and law -- 3. Words, signs and signifying concepts -- 4. Semiotics education in law -- 5. Kevelson's semiotics today -- 6. Appendix A : the Roberta Kevelson Papers -- 7. Appendix B : the Kevelson bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 74 pages
Isbn
9783319695198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Harrassowitz Verlag
System control number
(OCoLC)1018414460
Label
Legal signs fascinate : Kevelson's research on semiotics, Jan M. Broekman, Frank Fleerackers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Why's of fascination -- 2. Social life and law -- 3. Words, signs and signifying concepts -- 4. Semiotics education in law -- 5. Kevelson's semiotics today -- 6. Appendix A : the Roberta Kevelson Papers -- 7. Appendix B : the Kevelson bibliography
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 74 pages
Isbn
9783319695198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Harrassowitz Verlag
System control number
(OCoLC)1018414460

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