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Imagining Legality : Where Law Meets Popular Culture.

Author: Austin SaratDesmond MandersonMontré D CarodineNaomi MezeyAlan DurhamAll authors
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2011.
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Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture is collection of essays on the relationship between law and popular culture that posits, in addition to the concepts of law in the books and law in action, a third concept of law in the image & mdash;that is, of law as it is perceived by the public through the lens of public media. Imagining Legality argues that images of law suggested by television and film are as  Read more...
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Sarat, Austin.
Imagining Legality : Where Law Meets Popular Culture.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Desmond Manderson; Montré D Carodine; Naomi Mezey; Alan Durham; Richard Sherwin; Michael S Pardo; Laurie Ouellette; Grace Lee; Anna McCarthy; David E Patton
ISBN: 9780817385712 0817385711
OCLC Number: 772845338
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; What Popular Culture Does For, and To, Law: An Introduction; 1. Trust Us Justice: 24, Popular Culture, and the Law; Commentary: Trust Is Something You've Gotta Earn, and It Takes Time; 2. Law's Visual Afterlife: Violence, Popular Culture, and Translation Theory; Commentary: Flash of Justice; 3. Law's Screen Life: Criminal Predators and What to Do about Them: Popular Imperatives from Screen- Based Reality; Commentary: Upsides of the American Trial's "Anticonfluential" Nature: Notes on Richard K. Sherwin, David Foster Wallace, and James O. Incandenza. 4. Real Justice: Law and Order on Reality TelevisionCommentary: Race and Real Justice; 5. The Responsibilities of the Cyranoid Citizen; Commentary: Building a Better Mouthpiece; List of Contributors; Index.

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Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture is collection of essays on the relationship between law and popular culture that posits, in addition to the concepts of law in the books and law in action, a third concept of law in the image & mdash;that is, of law as it is perceived by the public through the lens of public media. Imagining Legality argues that images of law suggested by television and film are as numerous as they are various, and that they give rise to a potent and pervasive imaginative life of the law. The media & rsquo;s projections of the legal system remind us not only of.

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