Rhetorical processes and legal judgments : how language and arguments shape struggles for rights and power /

"Over the last several decades legal scholars have plumbed law's rhetorical life. Scholars have done so under various rubrics, with law and literature being among the most fruitful venues for the exploration of law's rhetoric and the way rhetoric shapes law. Today, new approaches are...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Sarat, Austin
Format: Book
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: The relevance of rhetoric: an introduction Austin Sarat; 1. From 'equality before the law' to 'separate but equal': legal rhetoric, legal history and Roberts v. Boston (1849) Eric Slauter; 2. The civlizing hand of law: defending the legal process in the civil rights era Christopher W. Schmidt; 3. The evolving rhetoric of gay rights and same-sex marriage debate Teresa Godwin Phelps; 4. The rhetoric of precedent Bernadette Meyler; 5. Alternative perspectives on legal rhetoric: persuasion, invitation and argument Linda L. Berger; Afterword. Use your words: rhetoric as absence of law, rhetoric as essence of law Adam Steinman