Fault Lines : Tort Law as Cultural Practice / Michael McCann, David M. Engel.
- Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 
- The Cultural Lives of Law
1 online resource (408 pages)
- Culture and law.
Torts -- United States.
- In English.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- Tort law, a fundamental building block of every legal system, features prominently in mass culture and political debates. As this pioneering anthology reveals, tort law is not simply a collection of legal rules and procedures, but a set of cultural responses to the broader problems of risk, injury, assignment of responsibility, compensation, valuation, and obligation. Examining tort law as a cultural phenomenon and a form of cultural practice, this work makes explicit comparisons of tort law across space and time, looking at the United States, Europe, and Asia in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It draws on theories and methods from law, sociology, political science, and anthropology to offer a truly interdisciplinary, pathbreaking view. Ultimately, tort law, the authors show, nests within a larger web of relationships and shared discursive conventions that organize social life.
List of Tables and Figures
Introduction. Tort Law as Cultural Practice
Chapter One. Law, Liability, and Culture
Chapter Two. Torts and Notions of Community
Chapter Three. India's Tort Deficit
Chapter Four. Liability Insurance at the Tort-Crime Boundary
Chapter Five. Juries as Conduits for Culture?
Chapter Six. Framing Fast-Food Litigation
Chapter Seven. Discrimination and Outrage
Chapter Eight. Regulating Middlesex
Chapter Nine. Whiteness, Equal Treatment, and the Valuation of Injury in Torts, 1900-1949
Chapter Ten. The Role of Tort Lawsuits in Reconstructing the Issue of Police Abuse in the United Kingdom
Chapter Eleven. Lawyers and Solicitors Separated by a Common Legal System
Chapter Twelve. Suing Doctors in Japan
Chapter Thirteen. The Role of the Judiciary in Asbestos Injury Compensation in Japan
Chapter Fourteen. Discourses of Causation in Injury Cases
Chapter Fifteen. "Nobody Broke It, It Just Broke"
Chapter Sixteen. The Cultural Agenda of Tort Litigation
Cases, Statutes, and Agency Reports
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
- Engel, David M., editor., Editor,
McCann, Michael, editor., Editor,
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9780804771207 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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