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The Resource Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law, Katie L. Gibson

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law, Katie L. Gibson

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law
Title
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent
Title remainder
feminist rhetoric and the law
Statement of responsibility
Katie L. Gibson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lifelong effort to reshape the language of American law has had profound consequences: she has shifted the rhetorical boundaries of jurisprudence on a wide range of fundamental issues from equal protection to reproductive rights. Beginning in the early 1970s, Ginsburg led a consequential attack on sexist law in the United States. By directly confronting the patriarchal voice of the law, she pointedly challenged an entrenched genre of legal language that silenced the voices and experiences of American women and undermined their status as equal citizens. On the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg continues to challenge the traditional scripts of legal discourse to insist on a progressive vision of the Constitution and to demand a more inclusive and democratic body of law. This illuminating work examines Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's contributions in reshaping the rhetoric of the law (specifically through the lens of watershed cases in women's rights) and describes her rhetorical contributions--beginning with her work in the 1970s as a lawyer and an advocate for the ACLU's Women's Rights Project through her tenure as a Supreme Court justice. Katie L. Gibson examines Ginsburg's rhetoric to argue that she has dramatically shifted the boundaries of legal language. Gibson draws from rhetorical theory, critical legal theory, and feminist theory to describe the law as a rhetorical genre, arguing that Ginsburg's jurisprudence can appropriately be understood as a direct challenge to the traditional rhetoric of the law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands as an incredibly important figure in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century feminism. While a growing number of admirers celebrate Justice Ginsburg's voice of dissent today, Ginsburg's rhetorical legacy reveals that she has long articulated a sharp and strategic voice of judicial dissent. This study contributes to a more complete understanding of her feminist legacy by detailing the unique contributions of her legal rhetoric." -- Publisher's website
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1976-
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Gibson, Katie L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric, law, and the humanities
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  • Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
  • Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
  • Women judges
  • Judges
  • Dissenting opinions
  • Feminist jurisprudence
  • Women's rights
  • Feminist theory
  • Dissenting opinions
  • Feminist jurisprudence
  • Feminist theory
  • Judges
  • Women judges
  • Women's rights
  • United States
Label
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law, Katie L. Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
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
Contents
Introduction: the patriarchal voice of the law: generic scripts and Bradwell v. Illinois -- Judicial rhetoric and women's place : the legal precedent of separate sphere -- Advancing a language of feminist jurisprudence : Reed v. Reed and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's grandparent brief -- Shifting the boundaries of equal protection : Justice Ginsburg's defense of progressive constitutionalism in United States v. Virginia -- Confronting the boundaries of abortion jurisprudence : Justice Ginsburg's equality rationale in Gonzales V. Carhart -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist contributions and democratic promise
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780817319786
Lccn
2017035686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995846964
Label
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist rhetoric and the law, Katie L. Gibson
Publication
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
Contents
Introduction: the patriarchal voice of the law: generic scripts and Bradwell v. Illinois -- Judicial rhetoric and women's place : the legal precedent of separate sphere -- Advancing a language of feminist jurisprudence : Reed v. Reed and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's grandparent brief -- Shifting the boundaries of equal protection : Justice Ginsburg's defense of progressive constitutionalism in United States v. Virginia -- Confronting the boundaries of abortion jurisprudence : Justice Ginsburg's equality rationale in Gonzales V. Carhart -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy of dissent : feminist contributions and democratic promise
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780817319786
Lccn
2017035686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995846964

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