Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book / Edition 1

Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book / Edition 1

by Michael Asimow, Shannon Mader
     
 

This book explores the interface between law and popular culture, two subjects of enormous current importance and influence. Exploring how they affect each other, each chapter discusses a legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia or Dead Man Walking, and treats it as both a cultural and a legal text, illustrating how popular culture both constructs… See more details below

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This book explores the interface between law and popular culture, two subjects of enormous current importance and influence. Exploring how they affect each other, each chapter discusses a legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia or Dead Man Walking, and treats it as both a cultural and a legal text, illustrating how popular culture both constructs our perceptions of law, and changes the way that players in the legal system behave. Written without theoretical jargon, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book is intended for use in undergraduate or graduate courses and can be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820458151
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Series:
Politics, Media and Popular Culture Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. ILaw, lawyers, and the legal system
1Introduction to law and popular culture3
2The adversary system and the courtroom genre : assigned film : Anatomy of a murder (1959)17
3Lawyers as heroes : assigned film : To kill a mockingbird (1962)31
4Lawyers as villains : assigned film : The verdict (1982)47
5The life of lawyers : assigned film : Counsellor at law (1933)65
6Legal education : assigned film : The paper chase (1973)83
7Law on television : assigned film : L. A. law (1986)99
Pt. IICriminal justice
8The criminal justice system : assigned film : Indictment (1995)111
9The criminal jury : assigned film : 12 angry men (1957)133
10Constitutional rights in criminal cases : assigned film : The star chamber (1983)149
11The death penalty : assigned film : Dead man walking (1996)165
Pt. IIICivil justice
12The civil justice system : assigned film : Class action (1990)183
13Civil rights : assigned film : Philadelphia (1993)203
14Family law : assigned film : Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)225

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