Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Provides the basis of how to read, construct and apply modern law
Enhances and intensifies awareness of the semiotic dimensions in legal handiwork
Provides a structure for understanding and exploring the semiotic character of law and legal systems
Cultivates a deep understanding of the ways in which lawyers make meaning
Provides new insights into the sign-character of law and society
This book present a structure for understanding and exploring the semiotic character of law and law systems. Cultivating a deep understanding for the ways in which lawyers make meaning—the way in which they help make the world and are made, in turn by the world they create —can provide a basis for consciously engaging in the work of the law and in the production of meaning. The book first introduces the reader to the idea of semiotics in general and legal semiotics in particular, as well as to the major actors and shapers of the field, and to the heart of the matter: signs. The second part studies the development of the strains of thinking that together now define semiotics, with attention being paid to the pragmatics, psychology and language of legal semiotics. A third part examines the link between legal theory and semiotics, the practice of law, the critical legal studies movement in the USA, the semiotics of politics and structuralism. The last part of the book ties the different strands of legal semiotics together, and closely looks at semiotics in the lawyer’s toolkit—such as: text, name and meaning.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »Arbitrary Character of a Sign - Ethics of Signifying - Faces of Justice - From Philosophy to Semiotics - Greimas and Peirce - Jacob Israel de Haan - Jurisprudence and Legal Semiotics - Law and Greimas Squares - Law, Semiotics, and the Corporation - Law’s Order, Semiotic Path - Legal Discourse Analysis - Legal Semiotic Modus Operandi - Legal Semiotics - Legal Semiotics Critical Approach - Origins of Legal Semiotics - Peirce and Legal Semiotics - Peirce's Foundational for Law - Peirce’s Philosophical Texts - Politics, Semiotics and Law - Semiotic Constraints - Semiotic Epistemology - Semiotics and Communication - Semiotics and Law - Semiotics and Legal Interpretation - Semiotics and Legal Practices - Semiotics and Legal Theory - Semiotics and Significs - Semiotics of Law's Voices - Semiotics of Politics - Sign Merge Law and Semiotics - Significs and Jurisprudence - Signs Merge Law and Semiotics - Signs in Law - Structuralism and Legal Semiotics - Structure of Semiotic Systems