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Injury and Injustice : the cultural politics of harm and redress

Author: Anne Bloom; David M Engel; Michael McCann
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
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Explores the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Injury and Injustice.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1002121581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Bloom; David M Engel; Michael McCann
ISBN: 9781108352208 1108352200 9781108332934 1108332935
OCLC Number: 1027218408
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series page; Title page; Imprints page; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Core Themes of the Book; The Social Construction of Injuries; Causation and Responsibility; Subject Construction; Power and Injustice; Conclusion; Part I. Injury and the Construction of Legal Subjects; 1 The Meaning of Injury: A Disability Perspective; Introduction: Disability and Injury; The Disability Critique; Awareness of Disabling Images and Environmental Barriers and Their Consequences. The Embodied Experience of Disability and Injury as Morally WrongTort Law as Prevention, not Elimination; Remedying the Economic Consequences of Disability; Conclusion: A New Role for Tort Law; 2 Injury in the Unresponsive State: Writing the Vulnerable Subject into Neo-Liberal Legal Culture; Introduction; The Political (and Legal) Subject; Vulnerability Theory; Embodied Vulnerability; Embedded Vulnerability â#x80;#x93; Societal Institutions and the Social Contract; Resilience; Vulnerability and the Responsive State; The Already (and Unequally) Responsive State. 3 â#x80;#x9C;One Small Characteristicâ#x80;#x9D;: Conceptualizing Harm to Animals and Legal PersonhoodVulnerability as Subjectivity; Vulnerable Others: The Cases of Tommy and Johnny Justice; The Limits of the Vulnerable Subject; 4 Righteous Injuries: Victimâ#x80;#x99;s Rights, Discretion, and Forbearance in Iranian Criminal Sanctioning; Introduction; The Post-Revolutionary Criminal Justice  System; Merciful Discretions; Affective Spaces; Cultivating Forgiveness; Conclusion; Part II. Constructing Injury and Imagining Remedies. 5 Chairs, Stairs, and Automobiles: The Cultural Construction of Injuries and the Failed Promise of LawIntroduction; Painfulness is Not a Given; Pain may be Beneficial Not Harmful; Natural Injuries; Invisible Choices; Self-Blame; Living in a Culture that Disapproves Claiming; Conclusion; 6 Incommensurability and Power in Constructing the Meaning of Injury at the Medical Malpractice Disputes; Introduction; The Structure of Narrative and the Power of Allegory: Theoretical Framework; The Positioned Self and the New Concept of Universality; An Allegory and the Structure of Narratives. The Meaning and Politics of Injury in Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice Litigation in Japan; The Patient and Familyâ#x80;#x99;s Construction of the Meaning of Medical Injury; Healthcare Professionalsâ#x80;#x99; Construction of the Meaning of Medical Injury; Legal Discourse: The Effort to Overcome Incommensurability or the Power Game; Legal Discourse and Everyday Narrative in a Medical Malpractice Case; The Case; Dominance of Legal Discourse; Voices and Narratives of Victims; The Purpose of Litigation; Physiciansâ#x80;#x99; Behavior; Dismissal of the Lawyer; The Defense Lawyerâ#x80;#x99;s Strategy. Â#x80;#x9C;Grief in the Unexpected Death of Loved Oneâ#x80;#x9D;: The Allegory of the Parentâ#x80;#x93;Child Tie.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Bloom, David M. Engel, Michael McCann.

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