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Mediation & Popular Culture

1st Edition

By Jennifer L. Schulz


192 pages

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Hardback: 9780367181055
pub: 2020-04-13
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This book examines mediation topics such as impartiality, self-determination and fair outcomes through popular culture lenses. Popular television shows and award-winning films are used as illustrative examples to illuminate under-represented mediation topics such as feelings and expert intuition, conflicts of interest and repeat business, and deception and caucusing. The author also employs research from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America to demonstrate that real and reel mediation may have more in common than we think. How mediation is imagined in popular culture compared to how professors teach it and how mediators practice it provides important affective, ethical, legal, personal and pedagogical insights relevant for mediators, lawyers, professors and students, and may even help develop mediator identity.

Table of Contents

1. Mediation & Popular Culture; 2. Impartiality, Self-Determination & Fair Outcomes; 3. Feelings & Expert Intuition; 4. Conflicts of Interest & Repeat Business; 5. Deception & Caucusing; 6. Popular Culture & Mediator Identity

About the Author

Dr. Jennifer L. Schulz is Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Canada and Fellow of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School. She is the author of many articles and chapters on mediation and co-editor of A Transnational Study of Law & Justice on TV (2016) and Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity: Law and Justice on TV (2018). Dr. Schulz has won four teaching awards, a national ADR service award, and is a federal and international research grant recipient. She has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge, Birkbeck, and the University of Toronto, and a research fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard.

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Routledge Research in Media Law

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