When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture / Edition 1

When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Richard K. Sherwin
     
 


In recent years, the two-way traffic between law and popular culture has exploded, from the media blitzes surrounding high-profile trials and the flood of television judges ruling on real-life conflicts to the use of a feature film as a closing argument within the courtroom. What becomes of law when it takes the same paths as advertising and public relations? What… See more details below

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In recent years, the two-way traffic between law and popular culture has exploded, from the media blitzes surrounding high-profile trials and the flood of television judges ruling on real-life conflicts to the use of a feature film as a closing argument within the courtroom. What becomes of law when it takes the same paths as advertising and public relations? What becomes of law when it turns into spectacle? These are fateful questions for law in an age of images, and Richard K. Sherwin tackles them with insight and vigor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226752921
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Law in the Age of Images
2. Screening Reality: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture
3. Legal Storytelling: Culture's Tools for Making Meaning
4. The Law of Desire: Cultural History and the Notorious Case
5. The Postmodern Challenge: A Case Study
6. The Jurisprudence of Appearances: Law as Commodity
7. When Law Goes Pop: Strange Forces, Trauma, and Catharsis
8. Law's Need for Enchantment: Perils and Possibilities
9. Conclusion: Redrawing the Line between Belief and Suspicion
Notes
Index

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