Critical and Comparative Rhetoric
Unmasking Privilege and Power in Law and Legal Advocacy to Achieve Truth, Justice and Equity

By (author) Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb,Elizabeth Berenguer,Lucy Jewel

ISBN13: 9781529226010

Imprint: Bristol University Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 01/06/2023

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Through the lenses of comparative and critical rhetoric, this book theorizes how alternative approaches to communication can transform legal meanings and legal outcomes, infusing them with more inclusive participation, equity and justice. Viewing legal language through a radical lens, the book sets aside longstanding norms that derive from White and Euro-centric approaches in order to re-situate legal methods as products of new rhetorical models that come from diasporic and non-Western cultures. The book urges readers to re-consider how they think about logic and rhetoric and to consider other ways of building knowledge that can heal the law's current structures that often perpetuate and reinforce systems of privilege and power.
Introduction: An Introduction to Critical and Comparative Rhetoric Part 1: The Theory 1. The Problem With Aristotle 2. Problematizing Aristotle - Renovating and Remodeling Western Rhetoric 3. Who's Aristotle? - Shifting the Focus From the West Part 2: The Practice 4. Reproducing the Canon, Reproducing Inequity (Traditional Rhetoric) 5. Interrupting the Canon (Critical Rhetoric) 6. Disrupting the Canon (Comparative Rhetoric)
  • Jurisprudence & philosophy of law
  • Systems of law
  • Professional & Vocational
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