Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Law   Constitutional Law

This Is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America (Chicago Series in Law and Society)


On Sale Now! Save 2% on the This Is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America (Chicago Series in Law and Society) by Brand: University Of Chicago Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Since at least the time of Tocqueville, observers have noted that Americans draw on the language of rights when expressing dissatisfaction with political and social conditions. As the United States confronts a complicated set of twenty-first-century problems, that tradition continues, with Americans invoking symbolic events of the founding era to frame calls for change. Most observers have been critical of such “rights talk.” Scholars on the left worry that it limits the range of political


Product Description & Reviews

Since at least the time of Tocqueville, observers have noted that Americans draw on the language of rights when expressing dissatisfaction with political and social conditions. As the United States confronts a complicated set of twenty-first-century problems, that tradition continues, with Americans invoking symbolic events of the founding era to frame calls for change. Most observers have been critical of such “rights talk.” Scholars on the left worry that it limits the range of political demands to those that can be articulated as legally recognized rights, while conservatives fear that it creates unrealistic expectations of entitlement. Drawing on a remarkable cache of Depression-era complaint letters written by ordinary Americans to the Justice Department, George I. Lovell challenges these common claims. Although the letters were written prior to the emergence of the modern civil rights movement—which most people assume is the origin of rights talk—many contain novel legal arguments, including expansive demands for new entitlements that went beyond what authorities had regarded as legitimate or required by law. Lovell demonstrates that rights talk is more malleable and less constraining than is generally believed. Americans, he shows, are capable of deploying idealized legal claims as a rhetorical tool for expressing their aspirations for a more just society while retaining a realistic understanding that the law often falls short of its own ideals.

Features & Highlights

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Additional Information

Manufacturer:University of Chicago Press
Brand:Brand: University Of Chicago Press
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Studio:University of Chicago Press
EAN:9780226494043
Item Weight:0.83 pounds
Item Size:1.1 x 9 x 9 inches
Package Weight:0.85 pounds
Package Size:6 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches

This Is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America (Chicago Series in Law and Society) by Brand: University Of Chicago Press

Buy Now:
This Is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

4.6 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$32.00
$31.64
You Save: 1%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Constitutional Law.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy (Institutions of American Democracy)
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780199754144, isbn: 0199754144,

Writing Toward Hope: The Literature of Human Rights in Latin America
By Yale University Press
mpn: 16 colour illustrations in 8pp. insert, ean: 9780300109429, isbn: 0300109423,

Constitutional Language: An Interpretation of Judicial Decision (Contributions in Political Science)
By Praeger
ean: 9780313204203, isbn: 0313204209,

Foundations of Public Law
By Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
ean: 9780199669462, isbn: 0199669465,

RECOGNITION OF LANGUAGE RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW: ANALYSIS OF ITS PROTECTION UNDER THE ETHIOPIAN AND MAURITIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
By Brand: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ean: 9783838320304, isbn: 3838320301,

The Language Rights of Hungarian Communities in Slovakia and Romania: The Impacts and Perspectives of EU-Membership
By Eplenyi Kata
ean: 9783838335346, isbn: 3838335341,

Inference and Disputed Authorship (The David Hume Series)
By Center for the Study of Language and Inf
ean: 9781575865522, isbn: 1575865521,

Literature and Human Rights: The Law, the Language and the Limitations of Human Rights Discourse (Law & Literature)
By de Gruyter
mpn: 2 black & white illustrations, 8 colour, ean: 9783110374100, isbn: 3110374102,

Scalia v. Scalia: Opportunistic Textualism in Constitutional Interpretation (Rhetoric, Law, and the Humanities)
By University Alabama Press
ean: 9780817319700, isbn: 0817319700,

The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism
By Cambridge University Press
ean: 9780521108331, isbn: 0521108330,



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2020 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.