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On sight/on site: Visuality in native title claims: Can we even speak?

McHoul, A. and Summerfield, T. (2009) On sight/on site: Visuality in native title claims: Can we even speak? In: Wagner, A. and Bhatia, V., (eds.) Diversity and tolerance in socio-legal contexts: Explorations in the semiotics of law. Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, England, pp. 149-165.

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Abstract

Why is there so much resistance to recent issues of tolerance and diversity? Despite efforts of the international community to encourage open-mindedness, recent attempts at international, political and economic integration have shown that religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance and diversity remain under threat. The contributions in the volume reflect the growing importance of these issues and why resistance is so widespread. Part I addresses the relationship between the language of law and its power, whilst Part II explores the interplay of tolerance and diversity under visual, legislative and interpretative perspectives. This collection as a whole offers a combination of varied perspectives on the analysis, application and exploitation of laws and will be a valuable source of information for those interested in the general area of language and the law.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Copyright: 2009 Anne Wagner and Vijay K. Bhatia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9930
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