ERIC Number: EJ556649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Judicial Rhetoric in a Fragmentary World: "Character" and Storytelling in the Leo Frank Case.
Hasian, Marouf, Jr.
Communication Monographs, v64 n3 p250-69 Sep 1997
Uses the 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank to examine the ways in which "characters" are developed in legal discourse. Focuses attention on the ways in which race, class, and gender are constructed in discussions of Leo Frank's guilt or innocence. Highlights the rhetorical dimensions of direct and cross-examination, closing statements, and press accounts of the trial. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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