Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity: Law and Justice on TV (Hardback)
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Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity: Law and Justice on TV (Hardback)

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Hardback 178 Pages / Published: 15/01/2019
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Television and streamed series that viewers watch on their TVs, computers, phones, and tablets are a crucial part of popular culture. They have an influence on viewers and on law. People acquire values, behaviors and stereotypes, both positive and negative, from television shows and these are relevant to people's acquisition of beliefs and to the development of law. As such, TV portrayals of law and justice are important. In this book, readers will find the first transnational, empirical look at ethnicity, gender and diversity on legally themed television shows. Our international Law and Popular Culture scholars determine the three most watched legally-themed shows in Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Greece, Poland, Switzerland and the USA. Then, they go deeper to examine ethnicity, gender and diversity in those shows and countries. This collection pays particular attention to gender, age, ability, ethnicity, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality and religion in the most popular law and justice TV series, which provides an important link between Law and TV and what is going on in real life.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498572903
Number of pages: 178
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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The field of law and popular culture is long on theory but short on empirical work. Ethnicity, Gender and Diversity: Law and Justice on TV is a rare and welcome empirical contribution. Authors and editors Jennifer Schultz and Peter Robson contribute studies of the leading television shows in eight countries during November 2017. This snapshot of a moment in time of the representation of women, ethnic minorities, and LGBT characters will be valuable to researchers who study the impact of pop culture on those who consume it. -- Michael Asimow, Stanford Law School
This is an unusually important book. Because of its focus on diversity and its comparative/cross cultural perspective, it makes a distinguished contribution to scholarship on law and popular culture. I know of no other book like it. -- Austin Sarat, Amherst College
This path-breaking international study provides essential and timely insights into thecomplex interpenetration of law and popular culture. In an era when visual storytelling is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of communication worldwide, jurists and citizens ignore these findings at their peril. -- Richard Sherwin, New York Law School and author of `A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age'

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