What does 'the law' look like? While numerous attempts have been made to examine law and legal action in terms of its language, little has yet been written that considers how visual images of the law influence its interpretation and execution in ways not discernible from written texts. This groundbreaking collection focuses on images in law, featuring contributions that show and discuss the perception of the legal universe on a theoretical basis or when dealing with visual semiotics (dress, ceremony, technology, etc.). It also examines 'language in action', analyzing jury instructions, police directives, and how imagery is used in conjunction with contentious social and political issues within a country, such as the image of family in Ireland or the image of racism in France.
|Publication date:||16th October 2006|
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Limited an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Law & society, Jurisprudence & philosophy of law,|
Anne Wagner, is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics., Universite du Littoral CA'te d'Opale, France. She is the President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law and board member of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer). Her main research interests include legal language, law and semiotics, contemporary legal theory, law and literature. She is one of the co-editors of Contemporary Issues of the Semiotics of Law (2005, Hart Publishing, London), and editors of special issues published in the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. She has also published extensively on these issues in a variety ...More About Willian Pencack