In this book chapter, Professor Berger argues for thoughtful metaphor-making and storytelling in legal writing. Exploring legal rhetoric with an eye for gender justice, she argues metaphor and narrative shape perspective and ask the reader to join the writer in the imaginative work of seeing one thing as another. The same shift in perspective that leads to re-conception—a shift that takes advantage of metaphor and narrative’s ability to say what only they can say—is what writers aim to achieve when they use metaphor and narrative for feminist and social justice advocacy.
Linda L. Berger & Kathryn M. Stanchi, Gender Justice: The Role of Stories and Images, in Narrative and Metaphor in the Law (Michael Hanne & Robert Weisberg eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2018).
Berger, Linda L. and Stanchi, Kathryn M., "Gender Justice: The Role of Stories and Images" (2018). Scholarly Works. 1038.