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White, James Boyd 1938-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 201 publications in 3 languages and 9,385 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Sermons  Meditations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: P106, 801.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Boyd White
When words lose their meaning : constitutions and reconstitutions of language, character, and community by James Boyd White( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legal imagination : studies in the nature of legal thought and expression by James Boyd White( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heracles' bow : essays on the rhetoric and poetics of the law by James Boyd White( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acts of hope : creating authority in literature, law, and politics by James Boyd White( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of starres : learning to read George Herbert by James Boyd White( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Book of Starres" is one of those all-too-rare books in which an author's love of someone's work - in this case, the writings of seventeenth-century English poet George Herbert - leads him to guide the reader on a journey of exploration. James Boyd White takes the position that "literature of this quality can be read by an ordinary intelligent reader, bringing whatever he or she happens to be to the process. This is a claim for the accessibility, and also the importance, of the great works of our tradition, so often now insulated by a kind of professional barrier." Herbert's poetry presents a special set of challenges: it is to the modern ear archaic, difficult in thought and structure, and entirely theological in character. Yet no poet is more deeply admired by those who know him well. "This Book of Starres" engages its audience in a process of reading that shows this verse to be vivid and alive, speaking directly across the barriers of time and culture. It is the record of one person's life-changing involvement with Herbert's poetry; in this it is about not only how, but why we read great poetry
Justice as translation : an essay in cultural and legal criticism by James Boyd White( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edge of meaning by James Boyd White( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do you imagine the world, and yourself and others within it? How do you confront the constraints of language, the evils of your particular culture, the limits of your own mind? How do you use what you imagine to give meaning to your past experience and shape your expectations for the future? Such are the questions that drive The Edge of Meaning by the distinguished humanist and lawyer James Boyd White." "Addressing the most fundamental imaginative and intellectual activity of human life, this book presents an inspiring conception of an art of mind and language that enables us to confront the uncertainty and fluidity that are themselves the essence of human experience."--Jacket
Living speech : resisting the empire of force by James Boyd White( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on examples from an unusual range of sources - judicial opinions, children's essays, literature, politics, and the speech-out-of-silence of Quaker worship - White offers an analysis of the force of our languages. Reminding us that every moment of speech is an occasion for gaining control of what we say and who we are, he shows us that we must practice the art of resisting the forces of inhumanity built into our habits of speech and thought if we are to become more capable of love and justice."--Jacket
How should we talk about religion? : perspectives, contexts, particularities( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrating how religion is talked about in the languages of very different academic disciplines, this book addresses various issues: fundamentalism, the role of religion in American democracy, the tension between secular liberalism and religious rhetoric, monotheism versus pluralism, and the relationship between poverty and liberation theology
From expectation to experience : essays on law and legal education by James Boyd White( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays here are united by two basic themes: the idea that law can usefully be regarded not only as a set of rules designed to produce results in the material world, as it usually is, but also as an imaginative and intellectual activity that has as its end the claim of meaning for human experience, both individual and collective; and, second, the idea that education, including in the law, works by the constant modification of expectation by experience." "From Expectation to Experience will interest lawyers, legal scholars, students of law, as well as those engaged in the fields of law and literature, ethics and literature, and rhetoric."--Jacket
Hope springs eternal : an introduction to the work of James Boyd White by A. M. P Gaakeer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a survey of the law and literature movement and explains the various theoretical perspectives that contributed to its development. Searching discussion is also devoted to contemporary debates, both within law and literature itself and with other interdisciplinary fields such as law and economics. White is convinced that the common ground between law and literature should form the basis of legal thought in our present-day pluralistic societies. His view of law as the art of creating bonds between members of a society has far-reaching implications for both theory and practice
Law and democracy in the empire of force( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held at the University of Michigan Law School, April 13-14, 2007
Constitutional criminal procedure : cases, questions, and notes by James E Scarboro( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should we talk about religion? : inwardness, particularity, and translation by James Boyd White( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When language meets the mind : three questions by James Boyd White( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talk to entering students by James Boyd White( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecting to the gospel : texts, sermons, commentaries by James Boyd White( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quando le parole perdono il loro significato : linguaggio, individuo, comunità by James Boyd White( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel as conversation : texts, sermons, and questions for reflection : a study guide by James Boyd White( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1980 supplement to Constitutional criminal procedure : cases, questions, and notes by James E Scarboro( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When words lose their meaning : constitutions and reconstitutions of language, character, and community
Alternative Names
Boyd-White, James 1938-

James Boyd White Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

White, James B.

White, James B. 1938-

White, James B. (James Boyd), 1938-

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English (168)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

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The legal imagination : studies in the nature of legal thought and expressionHeracles' bow : essays on the rhetoric and poetics of the lawActs of hope : creating authority in literature, law, and politicsThis book of starres : learning to read George HerbertJustice as translation : an essay in cultural and legal criticismThe edge of meaningLiving speech : resisting the empire of forceHow should we talk about religion? : perspectives, contexts, particularities