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The cultural lives of cause lawyers

Author: Austin Sarat; Stuart A Scheingold
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compares media representation of cause lawyers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Stuart A Scheingold
ISBN: 9780521884488 0521884489 9780521711357 0521711355
OCLC Number: 172521766
Description: xiii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bringing cultural analysis to the study of cause lawyers / Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold --
'No sacrifice is too great for the cause!' : cause(less) lawyering and the legal trials and tribulations of Gone with the wind / William P. MacNeil --
Purpose-driven lawyers : evangelical cause lawyering and the culture war / Kevin R. den Dulk --
Cause lawyers and Cracker culture at the constructive edge : a 'band of brothers' defeats Big Tobacco / Tim Howard --
'They all have different policies, so of course they have to give different news' : images of human rights lawyers in the British press / Richard J. Maiman --
Ed Fagan and the ethics of causes : who stole identity politics? / Valerie Karno --
Of windmills and wetlands : the press and the romance of property rights / Laura J. Hatcher --
'The kids are alright' : cause lawyering on television in 1960s America / Thomas M. Hilbink --
Nothing to believe in : lawyers in contemporary films about public interest litigation / Michael McCann and William Haltom --
'Of course he just stood there; he's the law': two depictions of cause lawyers in post-authoritarian Chile / Stephen Meili --
Paulina Escobar as cause lawyer : 'litigating' human rights in the shadows of Death and the maiden / Ben Fleury-Steiner and Aaron Fichtelberg --
Cause lawyering 'English style' : reading Rumpole of the Bailey / Leslie J. Moran --
Now you see it, now you don't : cause lawyering, popular culture, and A civil action / Stuart A. Scheingold --
Not what they expected : legal services lawyers in the eyes of legal services clients / Corey S. Shdaimah.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat, Stuart Scheingold.
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'... a series that almost single-handedly, quickly and efficiently helped define, as well as develop, this exciting new field.' International Journal of Law in Context

 
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