Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law

Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law

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Is the Miranda warning, which lets an accused know of the right to remain silent, more about procedural fairness or about the conventions of speech acts and silences? Do U.S. laws about Native Americans violate the preferred or traditional "silence" of the peoples whose religions and languages they aim to "protect" and "preserve"? In Just Silences, Marianne Constable draws on such examples to explore what is at stake in modern law: a potentially new silence as to… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 08, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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