Law and Popular Culture

International Perspectives

Author: Michael Asimow,Kathryn Brown,David Papke

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443861588

Category: Law

Page: 425

View: 3034


Commentators have noted the extraordinary impact of popular culture on legal practice, courtroom proceedings, police departments, and government as a whole, and it is no exaggeration to say that most people derive their basic understanding of law from cultural products. Movies, television programs, fiction, children’s literature, online games, and the mass media typically influence attitudes and impressions regarding law and legal institutions more than law and legal institutions themselves. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives enhances the appreciation of the interaction between popular culture and law by underscoring this interaction’s multinational and international features. Two dozen authors from nine countries invite readers to consider the role of law-related popular culture in a broad range of nations, socio-political contexts, and educational environments. Even more importantly, selected contributors explore the global transmission and reception of law-related cultural products and, in particular, the influence of assorted works and media across national borders and cultural boundaries. The circulation and consumption of law-related popular culture are increasing as channels of mass media become more complex and as globalization runs its uncertain course. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives adds to the critical understanding of the worldwide interaction of popular culture and law and encourages reflection on the wider implications of this mutual influence across both time and geography.

Revival: The Mind In Daily Life (1933)

Author: R. D. Gillespie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351338498

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 2559


This book is an elementary exposition. It contains no more technically than seemed readily understandable by the intelligent layman and the medical student desiring a merely general introduction to modern views on the motives of human conduct and the mental processes of which that conduct is the expression. Part I gives some account of processes and motives that are universal and therefore normal. Part II is written from the angle of the physician who sees the results, always common but nowadays more frequently discussed, of the miscarriage of the normal development of human beings as such.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese

Author: Steven H. Gale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824059903

Category: History

Page: 1307

View: 6972


First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.