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Author Minda, Gary.

Title Boycott in America : how imagination and ideology shape the legal mind / Gary Minda
Published Carbondale [Ill.] : Southern Illinois University Press, [1999]


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Description xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: Boycott and the Reptile Hidden in the Weeds -- Pt. 1. Origins of Boycott as Metaphor. 1. Captain Boycott, the Irish Revolution, and Metaphor. 2. Origins of Boycott in America. 3. Boycotts and Cognitive Theory. 4. Metaphor and Adjudication -- Pt. 2. Radial Categories of Boycott. 5. Radial Category of Secondary Labor Boycotts. 6. Radial Category of Civil Rights Boycotts. 7. Radial Category of Commercial Boycotts -- Pt. 3. Boycott, Imagination, and the Legal Mind. 8. Why the Boycott Chameleon Has Been Misunderstood. 9. Changing Social Conceptions of Boycott. 10. Ethos of the Legal Mind -- Epilogue: Ideology and the Legal Mind
Summary For lawyers, judges, and legal scholars, this book provides a clear and cogent examination of boycott law. Linguistic and cognitive theorists should find the book useful for illustrating how metaphor and cognitive theory can be used to analyze legal opinions. Historians will find new histories of boycott. Lay readers interested in understanding the role of boycotts in American law and society will find the book insightful
Gary Minda's critical study of boycotts in American law and culture focuses on how the word boycott has developed as a metaphoric, rather than as a rational or logical, form of reasoning. Minda first discusses the history, interpretation, and understanding of boycotts. He then turns to the role of metaphor in the interpretation of boycotts and of boycott law. Drawing on cognitive psychology and linguistic theory, Minda argues that the metaphors judges choose in describing boycotts determine how they view boycotts. One of Minda's major contributions is to show how cognitive theory and the analysis of conceptual metaphors can help to explain the development of the law of boycott. Equally important, Minda provides a unique history of the boycotts in three separate legal fields: labor, antitrust, and constitutional law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-263) and index
Subject Boycotts -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Interpretation and construction.
Judicial process -- United States.
LC no. 98016474
ISBN 0809321742 (cloth : alk. paper)