In this thesis, I examine the term “expectation” as a rhetorical concept within caselaw concerning intimate partner violence and prisoner rights. Using a hermeneutic and rhetorical homological framework, I argue the interpretation of “expectation” throughout cases concerning intimate partner violence and prisoner rights establishes formal patterns of elitist rhetoric, proceduralism, and macrocosmic synecdoche. Taken together, these formal patterns suggest a tacit grand narrative that has material implications for those involved in legal disputes.
|Advisor:||Johnson, Kevin A.|
|Commitee:||Heyse, Amy L., Whitehead, Jason|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Law, Rhetorical homologies|
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