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Separate and Unequal : Judicial rhetoric and women''s rights

By: Chng, Huang Hoon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002Description: 1 online resource (165 p.).ISBN: 9789027297686.Subject(s): English language -- Discourse analysis | Judicial process -- United States -- History | Legal composition | Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Separate and Unequal : Judicial rhetoric and women''s rightsDDC classification: 340/.14 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Separate and Unequal; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: From past to present; Chapter 2: Towards multidisciplinarity; Chapter 3: Unequal by law: The early years; Chapter 4: Women are persons after all; Chapter 5: Of equality and justice; Notes; Bibliography; List of cases analyzed; List of cases cited; Appendix I; Appendix II; Index; Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Summary: This book argues for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the language of judges with respect to the issue of gender discrimination. Drawing its inspiration from Dell Hymes'' socially constituted linguistics, the author examines the language of the judicial opinions of four U.S. Supreme Court cases addressing social and legal discrimination against women. Through a linguistic analysis that is informed by a Foucauldian and feminist perspective, this book addresses the complex issues of the power of judges and ideologies, the politics of language use, and feminist contributions to the subject of discrimination and women''s rights. This book is most suitable for researchers and students in cultural studies, ethnography, feminist legal studies, forensic linguistics, gender studies, ideology research, pragmatics, semiotics, and social studies.
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Separate and Unequal; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: From past to present; Chapter 2: Towards multidisciplinarity; Chapter 3: Unequal by law: The early years; Chapter 4: Women are persons after all; Chapter 5: Of equality and justice; Notes; Bibliography; List of cases analyzed; List of cases cited; Appendix I; Appendix II; Index; Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture

This book argues for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the language of judges with respect to the issue of gender discrimination. Drawing its inspiration from Dell Hymes'' socially constituted linguistics, the author examines the language of the judicial opinions of four U.S. Supreme Court cases addressing social and legal discrimination against women. Through a linguistic analysis that is informed by a Foucauldian and feminist perspective, this book addresses the complex issues of the power of judges and ideologies, the politics of language use, and feminist contributions to the subject of discrimination and women''s rights. This book is most suitable for researchers and students in cultural studies, ethnography, feminist legal studies, forensic linguistics, gender studies, ideology research, pragmatics, semiotics, and social studies.

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