Law is understood, interpreted, and practiced by metaphor. The presently dominant, conceptual metaphor for law is that law is the bulwark of freedom. Milner S. Ball, in this experimental statement, invites the reader to consider an alternate metaphor: law is a medium of human solidarity. A more humane metaphor for law, Ball s alternative connotes an open-ended conductor allowing for exchange and flow rather than the defensive wall or barrier associated with bulwark. To discover how this alternate metaphor may take concrete ...

Lying Down Together 1985, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299104504

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