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a| 10.1515/9780804771207 2| doi
a| DE-B1597 b| eng c| DE-B1597 e| rda
a| cau c| US-CA
a| K923.F37 2009
a| LAW087000 2| bisacsh
a| Fault Lines : b| Tort Law as Cultural Practice / c| Michael McCann, David M. Engel.
a| Stanford, CA : b| Stanford University Press, c| 
a| 1 online resource (408 pages)
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a| computer b| c 2| rdamedia
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a| The Cultural Lives of Law
t| Frontmatter -- t| Contents -- t| List of Tables and Figures -- t| Contributors -- t| Introduction. Tort Law as Cultural Practice -- t| Chapter One. Law, Liability, and Culture -- t| Chapter Two. Torts and Notions of Community -- t| Chapter Three. India's Tort Deficit -- t| Chapter Four. Liability Insurance at the Tort-Crime Boundary -- t| Chapter Five. Juries as Conduits for Culture? -- t| Chapter Six. Framing Fast-Food Litigation -- t| Chapter Seven. Discrimination and Outrage -- t| Chapter Eight. Regulating Middlesex -- t| Chapter Nine. Whiteness, Equal Treatment, and the Valuation of Injury in Torts, 1900-1949 -- t| Chapter Ten. The Role of Tort Lawsuits in Reconstructing the Issue of Police Abuse in the United Kingdom -- t| Chapter Eleven. Lawyers and Solicitors Separated by a Common Legal System -- t| Chapter Twelve. Suing Doctors in Japan -- t| Chapter Thirteen. The Role of the Judiciary in Asbestos Injury Compensation in Japan -- t| Chapter Fourteen. Discourses of Causation in Injury Cases -- t| Chapter Fifteen. "Nobody Broke It, It Just Broke" -- t| Chapter Sixteen. The Cultural Agenda of Tort Litigation -- t| Acknowledgments -- t| Notes -- t| Bibliography -- t| Cases, Statutes, and Agency Reports -- t| Index
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a| 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.
a| Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
a| In English.
a| Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
a| Culture and law.
a| Torts z| United States.
a| LAW / Torts. 2| bisacsh
a| Engel, David M., e| editor. 4| edt 4| http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt
a| McCann, Michael, e| editor. 4| edt 4| http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/edt
a| De Gruyter.
a| De Gruyter University Press Library.