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Law’s Metaphors: Interrogating Languages of Law, Justice and Legitimacy

Law’s Metaphors: Interrogating Languages of Law, Justice and Legitimacy

David Gurnham (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-26682-2

Mar 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

176 pages

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$34.95

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Law’s Metaphors: Interrogating Languages of Law, Justice and Legitimacy presents a series of essays that reveal how metaphors for terms relating to the theory and practice of law are utilized in legal texts, literary works, and in our popular imagination.


  • Represents an innovative approach to interdisciplinary legal scholarship
  • Features new developments in theorizing law’s relations with language, society, and culture
  • Includes contributions from European and North American scholars across several relevant disciplines
  • Reveals the prevalence and power of the use of metaphors in the legal profession and in the popular imagination

1. Law's Metaphors: Introduction (David Gurnham)

2. Metaphor as Analogy: Reproduction and Production of Legal Concepts (Angela Condello)      

3. The Metaphor of Proportionality (Nicola Lacey)               

4. Flesh of the Law: Material Legal Metaphors (Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos)  

5. The Trials of Lizzie Eustace: Trollope, Sensationalism, and the Condition of English Law (Ian Ward)        

6. M. NourbeSe Philip's Zong!: Metaphors, Laws, and Fugues of Justice (Anne Que'ma)          

7. 'We Want to Live': Metaphor and Ethical Life in F.W. Maitland's Jurisprudence of the Trust (Adam Gearey)

8. Debating Rape: To Whom does the Uncanny 'Myth' Metaphor Belong? (David Gurnham)  

9. Is the Blush off the Rose? Legal Education Metaphors in a Changing World (Michelle LeBaron)