xiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cultural lives of law.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -359) and index.
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