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Legally speaking : contemporary American culture and the law

Legally speaking : contemporary American culture and the law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Helle Porsdam
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Massachusetts
  • Publication Information: Amherst [Mass.] : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/legally-speaking-contemporary-american-culture-and-the-law/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: Porsdam, Helle, 1956- Legally speaking. Amherst [Mass.]: University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999 (DLC) 98054186 (OCoLC)40408932

Short Description

1 online resource (XIII, 269 pages)

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legally speaking : contemporary American culture and the law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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“They Came to Lawyers, You Know, What Can You Do?”: American Exceptionalism and Judicial Activism —
Of Human Vanity, Multiculturalism, and American Legalization: Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities —
The Education of Scott Turow: An Analysis of One L, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, and Pleading Guilty —
Law as Soap Opera and Game Show: The Case of The People's Court —
Race and Law: Promising Alchemical Reaction or Dangerous Trap? —
“Embedding Rights within Relationships”: Gender, Law, and Sara Paretsky —
Of Control, Absolutes, and Handmaids: The Late-Twentieth-Century Abortion Debate —
American Law and the Search for Cultural Redemption: A Discussion of William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own —
To Have or Not to Have “a Project”: The Law and Literature Movement.

Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Responsable Person: Helle Porsdam.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Copyright Date: 1999
  • Location: Amherst, Mass.
  • Country/State: Massachusetts
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 1999
  • Last edition Date: 1999
  • Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF385
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0585300720 9780585300726
  • OCLC: 45730146

Main Contents

“They Came to Lawyers, You Know, What Can You Do?”: American Exceptionalism and Judicial Activism
Of Human Vanity, Multiculturalism, and American Legalization: Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Education of Scott Turow: An Analysis of One L, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, and Pleading Guilty
Law as Soap Opera and Game Show: The Case of The People's Court
Race and Law: Promising Alchemical Reaction or Dangerous Trap?
“Embedding Rights within Relationships”: Gender, Law, and Sara Paretsky
Of Control, Absolutes, and Handmaids: The Late-Twentieth-Century Abortion Debate
American Law and the Search for Cultural Redemption: A Discussion of William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own
To Have or Not to Have “a Project”: The Law and Literature Movement.

Summary Note

An examination of how the law and legal discourse have shaped American culture. It demonstrates that when conflicts occur, Americans turn to jurists rather than to politicians or clergy, and it looks at a variety of cultural evidence, such as the novels of Scott Turow and Sara Paretsky.

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