Fault Lines Tort Law as Cultural Practice

ISBN-10: 0804756147
ISBN-13: 9780804756143
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210

List of Tables and Figures
Contributors
Introduction: Tort Law as Cultural Practice
On Legal Culture and Cultural Analysis of Tort Law
Law, Liability, and Culture
Torts and Notions of Community: More Observations on Units of Legal Culture
Different Approaches to Cultural Analysis of Tort Law
India's Tort Deficit: Sketch for a Historical Portrait
Liability Insurance at the Tort-Crime Boundary
Juries as Conduits for Culture?
Framing Fast-Food Litigation: Tort Claims, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility in the United States
Injury and Identity: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Tort Law
Discrimination and Outrage: Exploring the Gap Between Civil Rights and Tort Recoveries
Regulating Middlesex
Whiteness, Equal Treatment, and the Valuation of Injury in Torts, 1900-1949
Issues of Risk and Responsibility
The Role of Tort Lawsuits in Reconstructing the Issue of Police Abuse in the United Kingdom
Lawyers and Solicitors Separated by a Common Legal System: Anti-Tobacco Litigation in the United States and Britain
Suing Doctors in Japan: Structure, Culture, and the Rise of Malpractice Litigation
The Role of the Judiciary in Asbestos Injury Compensation in Japan
Causation, Duty, and Obligation
Discourses of Causation in Injury Cases: Exploring Thai and American Legal Cultures
"Nobody Broke It, It Just Broke": Causation as an Instrument of Obfuscation and Oppression
The Cultural Agenda of Tort Litigation: Constructing Responsibility in the Rocky Mountain Frontier
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Cases, Statutes, and Agency Reports
Index

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