Images in Law

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Anne Wagner, William Pencak
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Law - 318 pages
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Presenting perspectives on legal theory and practice, this volume examines how visual images of the law influence interpretation and execution of the law in ways not discernible from written texts.
 

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Contents

A Note on Imperial Machines and Bodies ll
11
Key Words in Chinese Law
35
Failed
51
The Drama of the Courtroom
71
Digital Visual and Multimedia Software and the Reshaping
89
A Las Meninas for the Law
117
Raising Basic Awareness about
143
The Conflict
159
An Analysis
175
The Grammar of Physical Control
205
A Slightly Constitutional Arrangement
229
Images of Racial Discrimination in France
255
Bibliography
281
Index
307
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Anne Wagner, is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics., UniversitÚ du Littoral C├ ́te d'Opale, France. She is the President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law and board member of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer). Her main research interests include legal language, law and semiotics, contemporary legal theory, law and literature. She is one of the co-editors of Contemporary Issues of the Semiotics of Law (2005, Hart Publishing, London), and editors of special issues published in the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. She has also published extensively on these issues in a variety of scholarly venues. William Pencak is Professor of History at Penn State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1978. Although his major field is early United States history, he has written extensively on semiotics and served as President of the Semiotic Society of America in 2000-2001.

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