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The measure of injury : race, gender, and tort law

Author: Martha Chamallas; Jennifer B Wriggins
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Citizenship is generally viewed as the most desired legal status an individual can attain, invoking the belief that citizens hold full inclusion in a society, and can exercise and be protected by the Constitution. Yet this membership has historically been exclusive and illusive for many, and in Citizenship and its Exclusions, Ediberto Roman provides a sweeping, interdisciplinary analysis of citizenship's
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Chamallas; Jennifer B Wriggins
ISBN: 9780814716762 0814716768 9780814717332 0814717330
OCLC Number: 470361156
Description: xi, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Theoretical frames --
Historical frames --
Intentional torts --
Negligence --
Causation --
Damages --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins.

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Tort law is the body of law governing negligence, intentional misconduct, and other wrongful acts for which civil actions can be brought. This title proves that tort law is anything but gender and  Read more...

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"The Measure of Injury is beautifully written. It lays out the basic concepts of tort law in simple terms that even a layperson (or first-year torts student) could easily follow. It then draws upon Read more...

 
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