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The Language of Law and Food: Metaphors of Recipes and Rules

Edited by: Salvatore Mancuso

ISBN13: 9780367747961
Published: January 2023
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2021)
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This book reconsiders the use of food metaphors and the relationship between law and food in an interdisciplinary perspective to examine how food related topics can be used to describe or identify rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds.

The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Many authors have been using such links in creative ways to express specific features of law. This is because the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes. This collection focuses on this relationship between law and food and takes us far beyond their mere interaction, to explore different ways of using these two apparently so diverse elements to describe different phenomena of the legal reality. The authors use the link between food and law to describe different aspects of the legal landscape in different areas and jurisdictions. Bringing together metaphors and indirect correlations between law and food, the book explores different models of approaching legal issues and considering different legal challenges from a completely new perspective, in line with the multidisciplinary approach that leads comparative legal studies today and, to a certain extent, revisiting and enriching it.

With contributions in English and French, the book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of law and food, law and language, and comparative legal studies.

Chapter 1. Introduction, Salvatore Mancuso
Part I: Culinary metaphors to represent law
Chapter 2. Analogies and Figures of Speech in Food and Law: The Fun Side of Law!, Christa Rautenbach
Chapter 3. Le droit louisianais, un gombo qui s’offre en partage, Olivier Moréteau
Chapter 4. Les ingrédients et les recettes de la cuisine juridique québécoise : entre mixité et pluralité, Matthieu Juneau
Chapter 5. Involvement of Polish legal elites in preparing a new draft of Civil Code, seen as an intellectual feast: menu a la carte or fast food?, Michał Gałędek and Anna Klimaszewska

Part II: Food as an object of regulation: legal constructions
Chapter 6. Globalization, Americanization, and the Epidemic of Human Obesity: Finding the legal reason for a symptom of cultural decline, Joseph P. Garske
Chapter 7. The New Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Right to Refuse Feeding or Force-Feeding as a Duty?, Fabio Ratto Trabucco
Chapter 8. Food as Punishment, Food as Dignity: The Legal Treatment of Food in Prison, Maria Chiara Locchi
Chapter 9. `Elusive and Fugitive’ – Relationships between Water, Law, Culture and Survival, Francine Rochford
Chapter 10. Does the EU legislation on the protection of farm animals protect their welfare?, Moa Näsström

Part III: Consumer protection aspects
Chapter 11. Intellectual Property Law: Europe Adopts a European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court, Alice Pezard
Chapter 12. La procédure participative avec avocat, un nouveau mode de règlement amiable des litiges au service du consommateur?, Sylvie Bissaloué
Chapter 13. Product liability from a comparative perspective: what kinds of protection?, Domitilla Vanni di San Vincenzo