Book Review of ‘Injury: The Politics of Product Design and Safety Law in the United States’, by Sarah S. Lochlann Jain, Princeton University Press, 2006

Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 18, p. 4, 2008

4 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2010

Date Written: July 22, 2010

Abstract

This review of anthropologist Sarah S. Lochlann Jain's recent book argues that Jain's approach to studying U.S. tort law and American injury culture is creative, ambitious, and ultimately quite insightful. Jain's work is discussed in the context of a growing interdisciplinary interest among torts scholars to examine the social and cultural meanings of tort law, including the intersections of tort law with race, class, gender, and power.

Keywords: torts, product liability, cultural studies

Suggested Citation

Gallagher, William T., Book Review of ‘Injury: The Politics of Product Design and Safety Law in the United States’, by Sarah S. Lochlann Jain, Princeton University Press, 2006 (July 22, 2010). Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 18, p. 4, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1647089

William T. Gallagher (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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(415) 369-5339 (Phone)

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