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The Resource Narrative and metaphor in the law, edited by Michael Hanne, Robert Weisberg

Narrative and metaphor in the law, edited by Michael Hanne, Robert Weisberg

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Narrative and metaphor in the law
Title
Narrative and metaphor in the law
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Hanne, Robert Weisberg
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "It has long been recognized that court trials, both criminal and civil, in the common law system, operate around pairs of competing narratives told by opposing advocates. In recent years, however, it has increasingly been argued that narrative flows in many directions and through every form of legal theory and practice. Interest in the part played by metaphor in the law, including metaphors for the law, and for many standard concepts in legal practice, has also been strong, though research under the metaphor banner has been much more fragmentary. In this book, for the first time, a distinguished group of legal scholars, collaborating with specialists from cognitive theory, journalism, rhetoric, social psychology, criminology, and legal activism, explore how narrative and metaphor are both vital to the legal process. Together, they examine topics including concepts of law, legal persuasion, human rights law, gender in the law, innovations in legal thinking, legal activism, creative work around the law, and public debate around crime and punishment"--
  • "Law lives on narrative, for reasons both banal and deep ... Clients tell stories to lawyers, who must figure out what to make of what they hear. As clients and lawyers talk, the client's story gets recast into plights and prospects, plots and pilgrimages into possible worlds ... If circumstances warrant, the lawyers retell their clients' stories in the form of pleas and arguments to judges and testimonies to juries ... Next, judges and jurors retell the stories to themselves or each other in the form of instruction, deliberations, a verdict, a set of findings, or an opinion. And then it is the turn of journalists, commentators and critics. This endless telling and retelling, casting and recasting is essential to the conduct of the law. It is how law's actors comprehend whatever series of events they make the subject of their legal actions"--
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hanne, Michael
  • Weisberg, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Semantics (Law)
  • Metaphor
  • Law
  • Metaphor
  • Semantics (Law)
Label
Narrative and metaphor in the law, edited by Michael Hanne, Robert Weisberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781108422796
Lccn
2017053783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001449928
Label
Narrative and metaphor in the law, edited by Michael Hanne, Robert Weisberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781108422796
Lccn
2017053783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001449928

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