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How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Ingo Venzke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

The texts of international law cannot talk — they are talked about. They passively submit to the need for interpretation and gain meaning in their use. Contrary to classic and still pervasive ... More


Broken in Pieces by Words/Breaking Words in Pieces: Job and the Limits of Language

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the language and rhetoric of chapter 9 in the book of Job, where, it is generally agreed, legal language and the framing of Job’s situation by means of a legal metaphor first ... More


Policing the Perisexual: Male-Male Sexuality in Edo-Period Legal Discourse

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the realm of legal discourse — the framework of pronouncements and silences by means of which political authorities of the Edo-period sought to establish and maintain control ... More


Cultural Constraints on Arbitration Discourse

Maurizio Gotti

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Based on the analysis of arbitration laws from different countries, this chapter points out textual, conceptual, and stylistic discrepancies that arise in the process of establishing closer ... More


Implications of Legal Globalisation for Brazilian Legal Practice

Celina Frade

in Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the implications of legal globalization in the context of Brazil, a Portuguese-speaking and civil law country, but one which is fully integrated into the global economy. It ... More


Introduction

Joseph Raz

in Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562688
eISBN:
9780191705342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562688.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of theories of law. It argues that it is essential that the law recognizes that its use of power is answerable to moral standards and claims to have ... More


The Language of Legal Texts

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This is the opening chapter in Part One of the book, devoted to the linguistic framework of the study. The argument is focused on the relationship between law and language, the vehicle which ... More


Stories in Law: Providing Space for ‘Oppositionists’?

Steven Cammiss

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0104
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines claims regarding the benefits of storytelling in law: the claim that storytelling provides space for voices that have traditionally been excluded from legal discourse. The ... More


States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Yvonne Zylan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735082
eISBN:
9780199894802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the role of legal discourse in shaping sexual experience, sexual expression, and sexual identity. The book focuses on three topics: anti-gay hate crime laws, same-sex sexual ... More


Introducing the Court of Aintab

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a detailed description of the court of Aintab during the period 1540–1541. It describes the work of the court, the kinds of law it drew upon, and its place in the varied legal ... More


Normativity in Language and Law

Alex Silk

in Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190640408
eISBN:
9780190640439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640408.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter develops an account of the meaning and use of various types of legal claims, and uses this account to inform debates about the nature and normativity of law. The account draws on a ... More


“Rights” Discourse

George C. Christie

in Philosopher Kings?: The Adjudication of Conflicting Human Rights and Social Values

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341157
eISBN:
9780199894314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341157.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The concept of “rights” in legal discourse has at least two important functions. The first is the substantive function of describing what the right-holder is entitled to and, to be truly helpful, of ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This is an interlude between the theoretical linguistic part and the historical background of the project. The short summary of the first part of the book draws attention again to the relationship ... More


Nationalism, Recognition, and Family Formation

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Centralizing states appropriated the authority of kin groups and ethnic and religious institutions over family life to varying degrees. The ways they regulated family and intimacy did not depend on ... More


International Legal Personality

Anthony Carty

in Philosophy of International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622559
eISBN:
9780748652525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622559.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores international legal discourse on legal personality, particularly the dialectic between territorial sovereignty and the right of peoples to self-determination. These clashes ... More


Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Ann Oakley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The starting point of this book is the fracture of the author's right arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA. What begins as an accident becomes a journey into some critical themes of modern ... More


Conclusion

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Reiterates the centrality of law and justice in the lives of late colonial Spanish Atlantic couples, even members of Indigenous communities and colored peoples. It summarizes the study’s findings ... More


Centres of Law: Duties, Rights, and Jurisdictional Pluralism in Medieval India

Donald R. Davis

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter addresses the following question: how do we incorporate again a language and a sentiment of duty into legal discourse and the law without sacrificing the many gains and benefits of a ... More


Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Patrick Thornberry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a full-length study of the rights of indigenous peoples in international law, focusing in particular on instruments of human rights. The primary reference point is contemporary law, ... More


Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century: The Decline of One-Drop Reasoning in Jurisprudence after 1980

Erica Cooper

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, I examine the extent to which one-drop ideology continues to dictate the legal definition of whiteness. The following questions serve as the basis of my research: 1) How do “white,” ... More


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