Separate and Unequal

Judicial rhetoric and women's rights

| National University of Singapore
ISBN 9789027226938 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781588112149 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027297686 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book argues for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the language of judges with respect to the issue of gender discrimination. Drawing its inspiration from Dell Hymes' socially constituted linguistics, the author examines the language of the judicial opinions of four U.S. Supreme Court cases addressing social and legal discrimination against women. Through a linguistic analysis that is informed by a Foucauldian and feminist perspective, this book addresses the complex issues of the power of judges and ideologies, the politics of language use, and feminist contributions to the subject of discrimination and women's rights. This book is most suitable for researchers and students in cultural studies, ethnography, feminist legal studies, forensic linguistics, gender studies, ideology research, pragmatics, semiotics, and social studies.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. From past to present: Building on the foundation of ideas
2. Towards multidisciplinarity: Gendered discourse, judicial ideologies and the power of law
3. Unequal by law: The early years
4. Women are persons after all: The rights of Sally Reed and Jane Roe
5. Of equality and justice: Language, gender, and legal ideology in the American context
List of cases analyzed and cited
Appendix I
Appendix II
“This book brings together many issues that are situated at the crossroads of discourse, gender discrimination, law, and ideology. Working from the perspective of discourse analysis and gender studies, this work argues for and demonstrates the importance of multidisciplinarity in contemporary scholarship when addressing issues as complex as women’s rights, judicial discourse and power.”
“This book will undoubtedly fill a gap in discursive studies since it tries, in its multidisciplinary approach to address critically issues concerning judicial discourse, gender discrimination, power, the law and the interconnections between them.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002066540 | Marc record