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Lawyers Making Meaning

The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education II

Authors: Broekman, Jan, Catà Backer, Larry

  • Bridges the theory and practices of law
  • 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
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About this Textbook

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. ​

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Semiotics: A Fresh Start for Law

    Broekman, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Signs, and Signs in Law

    Broekman, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Peirce and Legal Semiotics

    Broekman, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Greimas, Law, Discourse and Interpretative Squares: The Precursor De Saussure

    Broekman, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-56

  • Greimas, Law, Discourse and Interpretative Squares: An Author, his Squares and Legal Discourse Analysis

    Broekman, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5458-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5457-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9313-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lawyers Making Meaning
Book Subtitle
The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education II
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5458-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5458-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5457-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9313-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
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