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Author Berenguer, Elizabeth E

Title Critical and Comparative Rhetoric : Unmasking Privilege and Power in Law and Legal Advocacy to Achieve Truth, Justice, and Equity / Elizabeth Berenguer, Lucy Jewel, Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb
Published Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource (315 p.)
Contents Front Cover -- Critical and Comparative Rhetoric: Unmasking Privilege and Power in Law and Legal Advocacy to Achieve Truth, Justice, and Equity -- Copyright information -- Table of contents -- Detailed Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- About the Authors -- Introduction -- Notes -- 1 What's Wrong with Aristotle? -- The power of legal rhetoric -- The troubling roots of traditional legal rhetoric -- Classical thought patterns: Aristotle and Plato -- What's wrong with Aristotle? -- Classical thought, rational thought, and White supremacy
Classical thought and White supremacy in U.S. law -- Aristocratic and Aristotelian legal methods: categorizing from Olympus -- Legal formalism: a classical style of legal reasoning -- Problematizing the classical roots of traditional legal rhetoric -- Traditional legal rhetoric is based on aristocratic and patriarchal norms -- Traditional legal reasoning ruthlessly divides things, oftentimes unfairly -- Traditional legal reasoning incorrectly occupies a privileged epistemological space -- Future directions: "the last shall be first, and the first last" (Matthew 20:16)
Why we need to get rid of traditional rhetoric even though it has produced some good legal outcomes -- Why we need to get rid of traditional rhetoric even though the classical norms relate more to the political than the rhetorical -- Notes -- 2 Problematizing Aristotle: Renovating and Remodeling Traditional Legal Rhetoric -- Introduction: legal education's role in maintaining oppressive feedback loops -- Legal education's preservation of White patriarchy is a feature, not a bug -- Indoctrination versus education in teaching law students legal reasoning and analysis
Interrupting traditional legal rhetoric -- Boldness -- Empathy -- Shame -- Invisibilization -- Exasperation -- Flattery -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 3 Shifting the Focus from the West -- Contested terrain: challenging foundational narratives -- Building the legal framework for White cultural hegemony -- A compelling but unsuccessful challenge to the racialized nomos: Jamison v. McClendon -- Crafting justice based on the lived legal experiences of people of color: Washington v. San Kim Sum
Conclusion: the need to critically engage with legal genres and analytic paradigms and to infuse legal reasoning with inclusive frameworks -- Notes -- 4 Multicultural Rhetorics -- The making of multicultural legal reasoning and analytic paradigms -- Types of multicultural rhetoric -- Indigenous rhetorics -- Background -- Indigenous rhetorical strategies -- African Diasporic rhetoric -- Background -- African Diasporic rhetorical strategies -- Guidance for Maat as it functions in the nommo -- Asian Diasporic rhetoric -- Background: Chinese and South Asian rhetorics -- Asian Diasporic rhetorics
Summary 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
Analysis Ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Asian Diasporic rhetorical strategies
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 13, 2023)
Subject Law -- Language -- Moral and ethical aspects
Rhetoric -- Moral and ethical aspects
LAW / General.
Rhetoric -- Moral and ethical aspects
Jurisprudence & general issues.
Form Electronic book
Author Jewel, Lucy
McMurtry-Chubb, Teri A
ISBN 9781529226034