Law's Metaphors: Interrogating Languages of Law, Justice and Legitimacy (Journal of Law and Society Special Issues)
By: David Gurnham (editor)Paperback
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Law s Metaphors: Interrogating Languages of Law, Justice and Legitimacy presents a series of essays that reveal how metaphors for terms relating to the theory and practice of law are utilized in legal texts, literary works, and in our popular imagination. * Represents an innovative approach to interdisciplinary legal scholarship * Features new developments in theorizing law s relations with language, society, and culture * Includes contributions from European and North American scholars across several relevant disciplines * Reveals the prevalence and power of the use of metaphors in the legal profession and in the popular imagination
David Gurnham is Associate Professor in Law, University of Southampton, UK. His books include Crime, Desire and Law s Unconscious: Law, Literature and Culture (2014), and Memory, Imagination, Justice: Intersections of Law and Literature (2009).
1. Law's Metaphors: Introduction (David Gurnham) 2. Metaphor as Analogy: Reproduction and Production of Legal Concepts (Angela Condello) 3. The Metaphor of Proportionality (Nicola Lacey) 4. Flesh of the Law: Material Legal Metaphors (Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos) 5. The Trials of Lizzie Eustace: Trollope, Sensationalism, and the Condition of English Law (Ian Ward) 6. M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong!: Metaphors, Laws, and Fugues of Justice (Anne Que'ma) 7. 'We Want to Live': Metaphor and Ethical Life in F.W. Maitland's Jurisprudence of the Trust (Adam Gearey) 8. Debating Rape: To Whom does the Uncanny 'Myth' Metaphor Belong? (David Gurnham) 9. Is the Blush off the Rose? Legal Education Metaphors in a Changing World (Michelle LeBaron)
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