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Just Silences : the Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law.

Author: Marianne Constable
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 religions and languages they aim to ""protect"" and ""preserve""? In Just Silences, Marianne Constable draws on such examples to explore what is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Constable
ISBN: 0691122784 9780691122786 0691133778 9780691133775
OCLC Number: 995246254
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Signs of Silence; Chapter One The Rhetoric of Modern Law; Chapter Two The Naming of Law: Sociolegal Studies and Political Voice; Chapter Three What Voice Is This?; Chapter Four Flags, Words, Laws, and Things; Chapter Five Behind the Rules; Chapter Six The "Field of Pain and Death"; Chapter Seven Brave New Words: The Miranda Warning as Speech Act; Conclusion; Epilogue; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Works Cited; Index.


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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