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Contents Preface 1. The Social Production of Legal Knowledge Part One: Contesting Legal Realities 2. Pop Torts: Tales of Legal Degeneration and Moral Regeneration 3. In Retort: Narratives versus Numbers 4. ATLA Shrugged: Plaintiffs' Lawyers Play Defense Part Two: Reporting Legal Realities 5. Full Tort Press: Media Coverage of Civil Litigation 6. Java Jive: Genealogy of a Juridical Icon 7. Smoke Signals from the Tobacco Wars 8. Law through the Looking Glass of Mass Politics References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Actions and defenses Press coverage United States, Torts Press coverage United States, Law in mass media United States, Law and politics, Sociological jurisprudence