Ethnicity, Gender and Diversity: Law and Justice on TV

Peter Robson (Editor), Jennifer L. Schulz (Editor)

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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, which are relevant to people’s acquisition of beliefs and to the development of law.. In this book, readers will find the first transnational, empirical look at ethnicity, gender, and diversity on legally-themed TV shows. Scholars determine the three most watched legally-themed shows in Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Greece, Poland, Switzerland and the United States and then examine gender, age, ability, ethnicity, race, class, sexual orientation and nationality in those shows and countries. As such, this book provides an important link between law, TV, and what is going on in real life.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLanham, MD
Number of pages204
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018


  • popular culture
  • influence
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • diversity


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