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
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1996.
Series:Law, meaning, and violence.
Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • 1. Constituting Legal Meaning
  • 2. Expanding the Circle: The Evolution of Animal Rights
  • 3. The Political Deployment of Rights
  • 4. Rights Strategically Understood
  • 5. Animals in the Courtroom: The Direct Effects of Litigation
  • 6. Beyond the Courtroom: The Multiple Uses of Litigation
  • 7. Litigative Practice and the Constitution of Meaning
  • 8. Conclusion: Meaning and Identity
  • Appendix A: Notes on Data Gathering
  • Appendix B: Animal Advocacy Groups
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index