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Insiders Outsiders Injuries And Law

Author : Mary Nell Trautner
ISBN : 9781107188402
Genre : Law
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This volume closely examines a single canonical article and how it continues to shape the future of sociolegal studies.

Law And Community In Three American Towns

Author : Carol J. Greenhouse
ISBN : 0801481694
Genre : Law
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Carol J. Greenhouse, Barbara Yngvesson, and David M. Engel analyze attitudes toward the law as a way of commentating on major American myths and ongoing changes in American society.

Injury And Injustice

Author : Anne Bloom
ISBN : 9781108420242
Genre : Law
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Explores the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings.

Conducting Law And Society Research

Author : Simon Halliday
ISBN : 9780521895910
Genre : Law
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This book provides students and scholars with a candid look at how empirical research projects actually happen. Focusing on the interdisciplinary Law and Society field, more than twenty interviews with authors of classic projects - from sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, law, and history - the chapters are unique in their honesty. They help readers to understand the choices, challenges, and uncertainty that go into even some of the best research projects.

Medical Malpractice In Nineteenth Century America

Author : Kenneth De Ville
ISBN : 9780814744161
Genre : History
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Highly readable . . . . interdisciplinary history of a high order. -- The Historian Well-written and superbly documented . . . . Both physicians and lawyers will find this book useful and fascinating. -- Journal of the American Medical Association This is the first book-length historical study of medical malpractice in 19th-century America and it is exceedingly well done . . . . The author reveals that, beginning in the 1840s, Americans began to initiate malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and surgeons. Among the reasons for this development were the decline in the belief in divine providence, increased competition between physicians and medical sects, and advances in medical science that led to unrealistically high expectations of the ability of physicians to cure . . . . This book is well written, often entertaining and witty, and is historically accurate, based on the best secondary, as well as primary sources from the time period. Highly recommended. -- Choice Adept at not only traditional historical research but also cultural studies, the author treats the reader to an intriguing discussion of how 19th-century Americans came truly to see their bodies differently . . . . a sophisticated new standard in the field of malpractice history. -- The Journal of the Early Republic By far the best compilation and analysis of early medical malpractice cases I have seen . . . . this excellently crafted study is bound to be of interest to a large number of readers. -- James C. Mohr, author of Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy

Courting Danger

Author : Randolph Emil Bergstrom
ISBN : UOM:39015029224766
Genre : Law
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Seeking an answer to the question "Why did New Yorkers take so many more injury suits to the Supreme Court after 1870?" Randolph E. Bergstrom blends the perspectives of social and cultural history with legal scholarship to explain how New Yorkers came to pioneer in the litigiousness that present-day Americans find so familiar. Tracing the dramatic rise in injury lawsuits in New York City as the nation entered the twentieth century, Bergstrom sets out to find reasons for the increase, moving from the city's streets, its homes, businesses, and law offices to its courtrooms. He looks at court cases and the forms of danger to be found in the city, at the profiles of the different parties to disputes and the legal professionals involved. Examining the outcomes and consequences of such legal proceedings, his exploration leads back to the injured New Yorkers themselves to find out if a fundamental shift in their legal consciousness night not be behind the change in behavior. In Courting Danger, the parallels to our own time are readily apparent; current cries of legal crisis echo those of a hundred years ago. Charges of excessive litigation and unwarranted use of law streamed from the offices of businessmen, politicians, judges, and bar associations then as they do now. Bergstrom makes it clear that then, as now, lawyers who represented injury victims were attacked as unethical ambulance chasers; jurors were accused of an incapacity to reason, and of acting only on the whims of sympathy. Just as thoughtful surveys of our contemporary landscape have concluded, Bergstrom's close analysis of the injury suits that New Yorkers pursued in 1870, 1890, and 1910 shows that except for correctly detecting the increase itself, those lamenting the change missed the mark in describing and explaining it. The reality of injury litigation, he says, should give us pause when we assess current claims of crisis. Courting Danger will be rewarding reading for legal historians, sociolegal scholars, and historians of American social, urban, labor, and economic life.

Constructing Suburbs

Author : Ann Forsyth
ISBN : 9781135300104
Genre : Architecture
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Examining the debate between activists and professional planners over the vision of the future of a large growth corridor in Sydney, Australia, this case study maps the history of development from the late sixties to the mid-nineties, during which time serious environmental and financial problems arose. The book outlines five major visions of the future development and examines forms of political, economic, and institutional power applied by the parties in the project, with emphasis on the processes of infrastructure privatization and ecological impacts. The conclusion reflects on contemporary dilemmas about pluralism.

American Court Systems

Author : Sheldon Goldman
ISBN : 0582286026
Genre : Law
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Loyola Of Los Angeles Law Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B5103247
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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American Cultural Pluralism And Law

Author : Jill Norgren
ISBN : 0275948552
Genre : Law
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This new and updated edition of Norgren and Nanda's classic text brings their examination of American cultural pluralism and the law up to date through the Clinton administration. While maintaining their emphasis on the concept of cultural diversity as it relates to the law in the United States, new and updated chapters reflect recent relevant court cases bearing on culture, race, gender, and class, with particular attention paid to local and state court opinions. Drawing on court materials, statutes and codes, and legal ethnographies, the text analyzes the ongoing negotiations and accommodations via the mechanism of law between culturally different groups and the larger society. An important text for courses in American government, society and the law, cultural studies, and civil rights.

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