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Fault lines : tort law as cultural practice

Author: David M Engel; Michael W McCann
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, ©2009.
Series: Cultural lives of law.
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Aims to reveal that 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,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fault lines.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, c2009
(OCoLC)776674501
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Engel; Michael W McCann
ISBN: 9780804756136 0804756139 9780804756143 0804756147
OCLC Number: 288379570
Description: xiii, 384 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : tort law as cultural practice / David M. Engel and Michael McCann --
Law, liability, and culture / David Nelken --
Torts and notions of community : more observations on units of legal culture / Keebet von Benda-Beckmann --
India's tort deficit : sketch for a historical portrait / Marc Galanter --
Liability insurance at the tort-crime boundary / Tom Baker --
Juries as conduits for culture? / Valerie P. Hans --
Framing fast-food litigation : tort claims, mass media, and the politics of responsibility in the United States / William Haltom and Michael McCann --
Discrimination and outrage : exploring the gap between civil rights and tort recoveries / Martha Chamallas --
Regulating Middlesex / Anne Bloom --
Whiteness, equal treatment, and the valuation of injury in torts, 1900-1949 / Jennifer B. Wriggins --
The role of tort lawsuits in reconstructing the issue of police abuse in the United Kingdom / Charles R. Epp --
Lawyers and solicitors separated by a common legal system : anti-tobacco litigation in the United States and Britain / Lynn Mather --
Suing doctors in Japan : structure, culture, and the rise of malpractice litigation / Eric A. Feldman --
The role of the judiciary in asbestos injury compensation in Japan / Takao Tanase --
Discourses of causation in injury cases : exploring Thai and American legal cultures / David M. Engel --
"Nobody broke it, it just broke" : causation as an instrument of obfuscation and oppression / Ann Scales --
The cultural agenda of tort litigation : constructing responsibility in the Rocky Mountain frontier / Joyce Sterling and Nancy Reichman.
Series Title: Cultural lives of law.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Engel and Michael McCann.

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