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The Measure Of Injury

Author : Martha Chamallas
ISBN : 0814717330
Genre : Law
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Tort law is the body of law governing negligence, intentional misconduct, and other wrongful acts for which civil actions can be brought. The conventional wisdom is that the rules, concepts, and structures of tort law are neutral and unbiased, free of considerations of gender and race. In The Measure of Injury, Martha Chamallas and Jennifer Wriggins prove that tort law is anything but gender and race neutral. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of case law ranging from the Jim Crow South to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the authors demonstrate that women and minorities have been under-compensated in tort law and that traditional biases have resurfaced in updated forms to perpetuate patterns of disparate recovery based on race and gender. Grappling with tort theory, the intricacies of legal doctrine and the practical effects of legal rules, The Measure of Injury is a unique treatise on torts that uncovers the public and cultural dimensions of this always-controversial domain of private law.

Ideale Berzeugungen Einstellungen Und Ihr Verh Ltnis Zum Recht

Author : Guido Calabresi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061902396
Genre : Law and ethics
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Feminist Perspectives On Tort Law

Author : Janice Richardson
ISBN : 9781136335358
Genre : Law
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Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law offers a distinctly feminist approach to key topics in tort law. Ten original essays written by feminist legal scholars from the UK, US, Canada and Australia encompass a range of ways of thinking about women, tort law and feminism. The collection provides a fresh and original analysis of issues of long-standing concern to feminists as well as nascent areas of concern. These include conceptions of harm, constructions of reasonableness, the duty of care, the public/private divide, sexual wrongdoing, privacy and environmental law. Written with both scholars and students in mind, Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law is an important and timely addition to key debates in tort law..

Injury And Injustice

Author : Anne Bloom
ISBN : 9781108352208
Genre : Law
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This book addresses some of the most difficult and important debates over injury and law now taking place in societies around the world. The essays tackle the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings. Topics include the tension between physical and reputational injuries, the construction of human injuries versus injuries to non-human life, virtual injuries, the normalization and infliction of injuries on vulnerable victims, the question of reparations for slavery, and the paradoxical degradation of victims through legal actions meant to compensate them for their disabilities. Authors include social theorists, social scientists and legal scholars, and the subject matter extends to the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America.

Gadamer

Author : Donatella Di Cesare
ISBN : 3161499468
Genre : Philosophy
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English summary: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) is one of the most representative figures of twentieth century philosophy. What is his philosophical hermeneutics really about? And how did it develop and change over the years? Donatella Di Cesare recounts the life of the Marburg philosopher and retraces all the stages of his thought, from his student days in his hometown to the dark hours of Nazism and the war years in Leipzig, from the birth of hermeneutics in Heidelberg to its success in the United States and worldwide. Gadamer's philosophy increasingly moved away from Heidegger and chose Plato's dialogue, enabling him to develop his thoughts critically. By forsaking a metaphysical foundation, which did however not mean a renunciation of universality, his philosophical hermeneutics accepts finiteness and, at the same time, is receptive to a ceaseless dialogue in the ongoing comparison with other major contemporary philosophical trends. German description: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) gehort zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sein Hauptwerk Wahrheit und Methode ist mittlerweile zu einem Klassiker geworden. Aber worin besteht eigentlich seine philosophische Hermeneutik? Wie entwickelt und verandert sie sich im Lauf der Jahre? Auf einfache und bundige Weise schildert Donatella Di Cesare Gadamers Leben und geht allen Etappen seines Denkens nach: von den Studienjahren in Marburg bis zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und den Kriegsjahren in Leipzig, von der Geburt der Hermeneutik in Heidelberg bis zum Erfolg in Amerika und in der Welt. Das Spiel der Kunst, die Wirkungsgeschichte, eine lebensnahe Ethik, die Frage nach dem Verstehen, der Horizont der Sprache, dies alles bildet den theoretischen Kern, aus dem sich eine Philosophie entwickelt, die sich immer weiter von der Heideggers entfernt und den platonischen Dialog bevorzugt, um ihre Gedanken kritisch zu entfalten. Indem sie auf jede metaphysische Letzbegrundung verzichtet, was aber keinen Verzicht auf Universalitat bedeutet, nimmt die philosophische Hermeneutik zugleich die Endlichkeit an und offnet sich zu einem unendlichen Dialog. Ihre Kontur als eine Philosophie der unendlichen Endlichkeit zeichnet sich dabei auch in der Auseinandersetzung mit den anderen zeitgenossischen Philosophien ab: mit der Ideologiekritik Habermas', dem Pragmatismus Rortys, der Dekonstruktion Derridas, dem Nihilismus Vattimos und dem Denken der Differenz. Abschliessend zeichnet die Autorin die neuesten Perspektiven einer Hermeneutik des Anderen ab.

Mardi Und Eine Reise Dorthin

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9783641183042
Genre : Fiction
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Wer «Moby-Dick» liebt, muss «Mardi» lesen «Ein ebenso hinreißendes wie monströses Werk ... der helle Wahn.» (Klaus Modick, Deutschlandfunk) Südsee und Abenteuer, Liebe und Geheimnis, Zivilisations- und Gesellschaftskritik: All das findet sich in Herman Melvilles grandiosem Roman «Mardi». 1849 entstanden, gilt er als kühner Vorläufer von «Moby-Dick». Rainer M. Schmidts Übertragung erntete 1997 Begeisterungsstürme und wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet. Zum 200. Geburtstag Melvilles liegt sie, sorgfältig durchgesehen, nun in einer prachtvollen Ausgabe vor. Alles beginnt mit einer Flucht: Der Erzähler desertiert von einem Walfänger, auf dem er erfolglos den Pazifik durchstreift hat. Die Begegnung mit einem unwiderstehlich schönen Mädchen führt ihn zunächst nach Mardi, dann zu weiteren Südsee-Idyllen und in den weiten Ozean enthemmten Fabulierens...

Common Law

Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes
ISBN : 3428121511
Genre : Common law
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Die Verlorene Kunst Des Heilens

Author : Bernard Lown
ISBN : 3518455745
Genre : Healing
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Legal Gender Studies

Author : Andrea Büchler
ISBN : 3832976809
Genre : Equality before the law
File Size : 86. 33 MB
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Fault Lines

Author : David Engel
ISBN : 0804756147
Genre : Law
File Size : 20. 71 MB
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Tort law, a fundamental building block of every legal system, features prominently in mass culture and political debates. As this pioneering anthology reveals, tort law is not simply a collection of legal rules and procedures, but a set of cultural responses to the broader problems of risk, injury, assignment of responsibility, compensation, valuation, and obligation. Examining tort law as a cultural phenomenon and a form of cultural practice, this work makes explicit comparisons of tort law across space and time, looking at the United States, Europe, and Asia in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It draws on theories and methods from law, sociology, political science, and anthropology to offer a truly interdisciplinary, pathbreaking view. Ultimately, tort law, the authors show, nests within a larger web of relationships and shared discursive conventions that organize social life.

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