Law and Popular Culture

Hardcover | June 3, 2005

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Law and Popular Culture contains a collection of essays which explore the ways in which law interacts with and is represented in popular culture. In common with earlier volumes in the Current Legal Issues series, it seeks both a theoretical and methodological focus. This volume covers a broad range of issues. It is divided into nine parts which cover introductory themes; law as represented in the cinema and television; law as represented in novels; law and music; popular representations of crime and punishment; law, sexuality and popular culture; human rightsand popular culture; the cultural phenomena of the mall and the franchise; and lawyering in popular culture.

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Law and Popular Culture contains a collection of essays which explore the ways in which law interacts with and is represented in popular culture. In common with earlier volumes in the Current Legal Issues series, it seeks both a theoretical and methodological focus. This volume covers a broad range of issues. It is divided into nine pa...

Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:712 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.68 inPublished:June 3, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART I: INTRODUCTORY THEMES1. Peter ROBSON: Law And Film Studies - Autonomy and Theory2. Desmond MANDERSON: Where The Wild Things Really Are: Children's Literature And The Law3. David SEYMOUR: The Absence of Contradiction And The Contradiction of Absence: Law, Ethics And The HolocaustPART II: REEL JUSTICE4. Richard SHERWIN: Law's Enchantment: The Cinematic Jurisprudence of Krzystztof Kieslowski5. Francis M. NEVINS: When Celluloid Lawyers Started To Speak: Exploring Juriscinema's First Golden Age6. Paul BERGMAN: "Emergency!" Send A TV Show To Rescue Paramedic Services!7. Stefan MACHURA: Procedural Unfairness In Real and Film Trials. Why Do Audiences Understand Stories Placed In Foreign Legal Systems?8. Matthias KUZINA: Military Justice In American Film And Television Drama: Starting Points For Ideological Criticism9. Lynda NEAD: Courtroom Sketching: Reflections On History, Law And The Image10. John DENVIR: What Movies Can Teach Law StudentsPART III: THE NOVEL11. Marlene TROMP: Popular Fiction And Domestic law: East Lynne, Justice, And The "Ordeal Of The Undecidable"12. Melanie WILLIAMS: Law's Agent: Cultivated Citizen Or Popular Savage? The Crash Of The Moral Mirror13. Leslie J. MORAN: Law's Diabolical Romance: Reflections On A New Jurisprudence Of The Sublime14. David Ray PAPKE: Re-Imagining The Practice Of Law: Popular Twentieth-Century Fiction By American Lawyer-Authors15. Adam GEAREY: The Materiality Of Symbols: J G Ballard And Jurisprudence: Law, Image, Reproduction16. Claire VALIER: L'Oeuil qui Pense. The Emotive As Grounds For The Pensive In Phenomenological ReflectionPART IV: MUSIC17. Milner S BALL: Doing Time And Doing It In Style18. Thilo TETZLAFF: Why Law Needs Pop - Global Law And Global MusicPART V: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT19. Nicole RAFTER: Badfellas: Movie Psychos, Popular Culture, And Law20. Roberta M HARDING: Reel Violence: Popular Culture And Concerns About Capital Punishment In Contemporary American Society21. Lawrence M FRIEDMAN: Public And Private Eyes22. Michael ROBERTSON: Seeing Blind Spots: Corporate Misconduct In Film And Law23. Stuart WEINSTEIN: Repressed Memory Revisited: Popular Culture's Impact On The Law - Psychotherapy Debate24. Anne S Y CHEUNG: What Law Cannot Give: "From The Queen To The Chief Executive"PART VI: LAW, SEXUALITY AND THE POPULAR CULTURE25. Jenni MILLBANK: It's About This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire26. Didi HERMAN: "Juliet And Juliet Would Be More My Cup Of Tea": Sexuality, Law And Popular CulturePART VII: HUMAN RIGHTS27. Christian DELAGE: Image As To Evidence And Mediation: The Experience Of The Nuremberg Trials28. Carolyn Patty BLUM: Film, Culture and Accountability For Human Rights Abuses29. Wae Chee DIMOCK: Science Fiction As A World TribunalPART VIII: SOME OTHER CULTURAL PHENOMENA30. Malcolm VOYCE: Neoliberalism, Shopping Malls and The End of "Property"?31. Rex J AHDAR: "Do You Want Fries With That?" The Franchise As a Cultural And Legal PhenomenonPART 1X: LAW, LAWYERING AND THE POPULAR CULTURE32. Carrie MENKEL-MEADOW: Legal Negotiation In Popular Culture: What Are We Bargaining For?33. Michael ASIMOW: Popular Culture And The American Adversarial Ideology34. Steve GREENFIELD and Guy OSBORN: The Double Meaning Of Law: Does It Matter If Film Lawyers Are Unethical?35. Philip N MEYER: Adaptation: What Post-Conviction Relief Practitioners In Death Penalty Cases Might Learn From Popular Storytellers About Narrative Persuasion36. David A BLACK: Narrative Determination And The Figure Of The Judge