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On Interpretive Conflict

John Frow


This is a book about the institutions that organize interpretation and the conflict of interpretations. Through a series of four extended case studies, it explores a series of diverse but overlapping interpretive methodologies in the judicial reading of a US constitutional amendment; theatrical interpretations of a play; the judgments and emotions involved in iconoclasm and the validation of aesthetic objects by the art museum; and the simulation modeling of climate systems. In each of these domains, the book engages with the social structuring of interpretive conflict: conflict over gun contr ... More

Keywords: interpretation, US constitutional interpretation, gun control, Merchant of Venice, iconoclasm, Dorothy Napangardi, art museum, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226613956
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226614144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Frow, author
University of Sydney