August 9, 2012

Law and Justice On the Small Screen


Law and Justice on the Small Screen
Edited by Peter Robson and Jessica Silbey

'Law and Justice on the Small Screen' is a wide-ranging collection of essays about law in and on television. In light of the book's innovative taxonomy of the field and its international reach, it will make a novel contribution to the scholarly literature about law and popular culture. Television shows from France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and the United States are discussed.  The essays are organised into three sections: (1) methodological questions regarding the analysis of law and popular culture on television; (2) a focus on genre studies within television programming (including a subsection on reality television), and (3) content analysis of individual television shows with attention to big-picture jurisprudential questions of law's efficacy and the promise of justice. The book's content is organised to make it appropriate for undergraduate and graduate classes in the following areas: media studies, law and culture, socio-legal studies, comparative law, jurisprudence, the law of lawyering, alternative dispute resolution and criminal law.

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Taunya Lovell Banks, Paul Bergman, Lief H Carter, Christine A Corcos, Dr Annette Houlihan, Rebecca Johnson, Ummni Khan, Freya Kodar, Anita Lam, Anja Louis, Stefan Machura, Nancy S Marder, Michael McCann, Dr Angus Nurse, Kimberlianne Podlas, Dr Sara Ramshaw, Peter Robson, Susan Dente Ross, Dr Jennifer L Schulz, Cassandra Sharp, Jessica Silbey, Marilyn Terzic, Ryan J Thomas, Mark Tunick, Tung Yin

Peter Robson is a Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde.
Jessica Silbey is Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Aug 2012   488pp   Pbk   9781849462693  £35 / 45.50 / US$55 / CDN$55   

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