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Persons II: Family as a Commonsensical Device and its Place in Law

Summerfield, T. and McHoul, A. (2014) Persons II: Family as a Commonsensical Device and its Place in Law. In: Broekman, J.M. and Cata Backer, L., (eds.) Signs In Law - A Source Book. Springer International Publishing, pp. 183-197.

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Membership categorisation analysis (MCA) is a well-accepted approach in the areas of conversation analysis and ethnomethodology―yet it is hardly known in mainstream semiotics, let alone in social semiotics; and even less so in the comparatively recent uptake of social semiotics by legal scholars. Despite this, we think the basics of MCA could have important consequences for the emergent field of legal semiotics and we try to show this here by reference to aspects of family law in Australia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright: 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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