February 16, 2012

Some New Books of Interest

On sports and the law:

Khan, Abraham I., Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete (University Press of Mississippi, 2012).

Starn, Orin, The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal by Orin Starn (Duke University Press, 2012).

On law and television:

Weber, Tina, Drop Dead Gorgeous: Representations of Corpses in American TV Shows (Campus Verlag: dist. University of Chicago Press, 2012).

On true crime:

Kaplan, Paul, Murder Stories: Ideological Narratives in Capital Punishment (Lexington Books, 2012).

On law and literature:

Rivlin, Elizabeth, The Aesthetics of  Service in Early Modern England (Northwestern University Press, 2012).

On law and philosophy:

Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality, and World (Benjamin Hutchens, ed., Continuum Press, 2012).

Selected from the weekly column: New Books of Interest (Chronicle of Higher Education).
NB: Access to this Chronicle column available only with subscription.


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