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- Description'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 invative taxomy of the field and its international reach, it will make a vel 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. Individual chapters have been contributed by, among others: Taunya Banks, Paul Bergman, Lief Carter, Christine Corcos, Rebecca Johnson, Stefan Machura, Nancy Marder, Michael McCann, Kimberlianne Podlas and Susan Ross, with an Introduction by Peter Robson and Jessica Silbey.
- Author BiographyPeter Robson is a Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde. Jessica Silbey is Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/08/2012
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2012
- ImprintHart Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight876 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byJessica Silbey,Peter W. Robson
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