Unleashing rights : law, meaning, and the animal rights movement / Helena Silverstein.

Unleashing Rights is a study of the animal rights movement's efforts to advance social reform through the deployment of legal language and practices. The study looks at how prevailing understandings of rights language have shaped the attempt to put forth the idea that animals have rights, and h...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Silverstein, Helena
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1996.
Series:Law, meaning, and violence.
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Summary:Unleashing Rights is a study of the animal rights movement's efforts to advance social reform through the deployment of legal language and practices. The study looks at how prevailing understandings of rights language have shaped the attempt to put forth the idea that animals have rights, and how this attempt, in turn, offers the opportunity to reconstruct the meaning of rights. The book also examines the way litigation has influenced the movement's activities and opportunities for success. Unleashing Rights is a book that illustrates the relationship between law, social movement activism, and social change. The book joins the ongoing debate within public law scholarship that is concerned with the effectiveness of legal strategies and languages. The book also speaks to those interested in the general study of social movements and in the particular study of the animal rights movement. With its cultural approach focused on rights language and the construction of meaning, the work will be of interest to the disciplines of law and political science, as well as those who study sociology, anthropology, and philosophy.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 300 p.).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-287) and index.
ISBN:9780472022816
0472022814
9786612423369
6612423366
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9781282423367