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Prospects of Legal Semiotics

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Edited by: Anne Wagner, Jan M. Broekman

ISBN13: 9789400739857
Published: January 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2010)
Price: £61.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9789048193424

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This book examines the progress to date in the many facets -- conceptual, epistemological and methodological - of the field of legal semiotics. It reflects the fulfilment of the promise of legal semiotics when used to explore the law, its processes and interpretation. This study in Legal Semiotics brings together the theory, structure and practise of legal semiotics in an accessible style. The book introduces the concepts of legal semiotics and offers an insight in contemporary and future directions which the semiotics of law is going to take. A theoretical and practical oriented synthesis of the historical, contemporary and most recent ideas pertaining to legal semiotics, the book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in law and social sciences , as well as those who are interested in the interdisciplinary dynamics of law and semiotics.

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Part I -- Deconstructing Legal Semiotics.- Chapter 1 -- Legal Semiotics and Semiotic Aspects of Jurisprudence; Bernard Jackson.- Chapter 2 - Firstness and phenomenology - Peirce and Husserl on Attitude Change; Jan M. Broekman.- Chapter 3 - The gift and the meaning-giving subject: a reading of Given Time; Jacques de Ville.- Chapter 4 - Resources for a Dialectical Legal Semiotics?Michael Salter.- Part II --Legal Semiotics as Communication.- Chapter 5 - The problems of the subjects; Louis Wolcher.- Chapter 6 - Law and governance in prophetic painting: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Gilles Deleuze'; Ronnie Lippens.- Chapter 7 - Visual Law: The Changing Signifiers of Law in Popular Visual Culture; Jason Brainbridge.- Chapter 8 - Legal Controversies about the Establishment of New Places of Worship in Multicultural Cities: A Semiogeographic Analysis;Massimo Leone.- Selected Bibliography.- Index.