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Title Fault lines : tort law as cultural practice / edited by David M. Engel and Michael McCann.

Publication Info. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, [2009]
©2009

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series The cultural lives of law
Cultural lives of law.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-359) and index.
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.
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Subject Torts.
Torts.
Culture and law.
Culture and law.
Torts -- United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Electronic books.
Added Author Engel, David M.
McCann, Michael W., 1952-
Other Form: Print version: Fault lines. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, ©2009 9780804756136 (DLC) 2008054141 (OCoLC)288379570
ISBN 9780804771207 (electronic book)
0804771200 (electronic book)
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0804756139 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0804756147 (paperback ; alkaline paper)