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Just silences : the limits and possibilities of modern law

Author: Marianne Constable
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2008, ©2005.
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"Is the Miranda warning, which lets an accused know of the right to remain silent, more about procedural fairness or about the conventions of speech acts and silences? Do U.S. laws about Native Americans violate the preferred or traditional "silence" of the peoples whose religious and languages they aim to "protect" and "preserve"? In Just Silences, Marianne Constable draws on such examples to explore what is at

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Constable, Marianne.
Just Silences : The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Constable
ISBN: 9781400826926 1400826926 1282458264 9781282458260
OCLC Number: 647875301
Description: 1 online resource (x, 207 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ch. 1. The rhetoric of modern law --
ch. 2. The naming of the law : sociolegal studies and political voice --
ch. 3. What voice is this? --
ch. 4. Flags, words, laws, and things --
ch. 5. Behind the rules --
ch. 6. The "field of pain and death" --
ch. 7. Brave new worlds : the Miranda Warning as Speech Act.
Responsibility: Marianne Constable.


Grounding the author's claims about modern law in rhetorical analyses of US law and legal texts and locating those claims within the tradition of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Foucault, this book asks  Read more...


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"Referencing Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Foucault, this thought-provoking book shows that the history of Western jurisprudence until the era of Utilitarianism dealt with the relationship of law to Read more...

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