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Title Fault lines : tort law as cultural practice / edited by David M. Engel and Michael McCann
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages) : illustrations
Series The cultural lives of law
Cultural lives of law.
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
Summary This pioneering collection examines tort law as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on the theories and methods of law, sociology, political science, and anthropology and comparative cases across the United States, Europe, and Asia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-359) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Torts.
Culture and law
Torts -- United States
Liability, Legal
LAW -- Torts.
Culture and law
Unerlaubte Handlung
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Engel, David M.
McCann, Michael W., 1952-
ISBN 9780804771207