A Narrative Analysis of Korematsu v. United States

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This thesis studies the Supreme Court decision, Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) and its historical context, using a narrative perspective and reviewing aspects of narrative viewpoints with reference to legal studies in order to introduce the present study as a method of assessing narratives in legal settings. The study reviews the Supreme Court decision to reveal its arguments and focuses on the context of the case through the presentation of the public story, the institutional story, and the ethnic Japanese story, which are analyzed using Walter Fisher's narrative perspective. The study concludes that the narrative paradigm is useful for assessing stories in the law because it enables the critic to examine both the emotional and logical reasoning that determine the outcomes of the cases.

Creator(s): Santos, Bevin A.
Creation Date: December 1999
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 1999
  • Digitized: June 26, 2007
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This thesis studies the Supreme Court decision, Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) and its historical context, using a narrative perspective and reviewing aspects of narrative viewpoints with reference to legal studies in order to introduce the present study as a method of assessing narratives in legal settings. The study reviews the Supreme Court decision to reveal its arguments and focuses on the context of the case through the presentation of the public story, the institutional story, and the ethnic Japanese story, which are analyzed using Walter Fisher's narrative perspective. The study concludes that the narrative paradigm is useful for assessing stories in the law because it enables the critic to examine both the emotional and logical reasoning that determine the outcomes of the cases.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): Supreme Court | Japanese internment | Walter Fisher's | narrative perspective
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 45664156 |
  • UNTCAT: b2247453 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2238
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Santos, Bevin A.
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