Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rhetorical Homologies of “Expectation” in the Law: An Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence and Prisoner Rights Cases
by Hyepock, Mary, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 102; 13858989
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Kevin A.
Commitee: Heyse, Amy L., Whitehead, Jason
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Communication Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Rhetoric, Law
Keywords: Law, Rhetorical homologies
Publication Number: 13858989
ISBN: 9781085551816
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