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Synesthetic Legalities : Sensory Dimensions of Law and Jurisprudence (Hardcover)

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Synesthesia is the phenomenon where sensual perceptions are joined together as a combined experience, i.e., the ability to feel color, hear the visual, or even smell emotion. These types of unions expand the normativity of our legal thinking, as the abilities to represent the tethering of emotion, place, and concept to law are magnified. When we synesthestically conceptualize various realms of law, our amalgamations offer creative insight into the complexities of how law works through our bodies, our hands, our ears, our eyes, our noses and tongues, and through the places we inhabit. In this way, interpretations of law and legal phenomena that are enriched with embodied meaning contribute to our understanding of how law works, namely through sensory input, sensory output, and the tethering that happens within these sensory unions. Particulars located in the layers of synesthetic legalities semiotically generate a notion of law that challenges and transforms the legal semiotic beyond the visual to include the spatial, the temporal, the aural, the tangible, the culinary, and the olfactory. This edited volume explores the richly complex manifestations of synesthesia and law in the following ways drawing from a plurality of approaches, including legal studies, philosophy, social science, linguistics, history, cultural studies, and the humanities. Contributions in the volume explore how we feel/taste/smell/see/hear law within the synesthetic scope of legal interpretation, legal consciousness and legal culture. The collection explores aspects of embodiment, place, and presence that constitutively frame law amidst social, cultural, and historical contexts.
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Law
Series Title: Law, Language and Communication
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 9, 2016
TCIN: 51834795
UPC: 9781472482952
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-9820
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