Fault Lines: Tort Law as Cultural Practice

Fault Lines: Tort Law as Cultural Practice

by David M. Engel
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

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"Both editors Engel and McCann are eminently qualified to prepare this reader on current themes in tort law practice from a comparative perspective .... The highly professional text is throughly indexed and contains an excellent bibliography."—R. A. Carp, Choice

"The editors, who have contributed mightily to our scholarly understanding of torts and disputing over the past 25 years, have succeeded admirably in assembling highly accessible essays.... the essays are highly accessible, and the text will be a welcome addition to legal studies courses...."—Law and Politics Book Review

"Fault Lines presents an original look at how popular culture informs legal practice, and how this influence determines the way a society thinks about and deals with wrongdoing and personal injury."—Timothy Lytton, Albany Law School

"Unified in its attention to tort law in action, this breakthrough volume incorporates years of independent, original research from leading scholars. With clear, comparative examples, it reveals how changes in tort law practices relate to larger social changes." —Richard Abel, UCLA School of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804756136
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Series:
The Cultural Lives of Law Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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