Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture
What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Drawing on representations of law and lawyers in the mass media, political discourse, and public opinion surveys, Galanter finds that the increasing reliance on law has coexisted uneasily with anxiety about the “legalization” of society. Informative and always entertaining, his book explores the tensions between Americans’ deep-seated belief in the law and their ambivalence about lawyers.
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A law professor and sociologist analyzes lawyer jokes, tracing some to far-away roots (the Renaissance, e.g., or a Russian joke bout Soviet party officials), with commentary placing them in the context of American society. Very interesting. Read full review
The Enlargement and Withdrawal of the Legal World
Learning from Lawyer Jokes
Lies and Stratagems The Corruption of Discourse
Workers in the Mills of Deceit
Eloquence Persuasiveness Resourcefulness
Lawyer Talk as Fakery and Bombast
Masters of Stratagem
Betrayers of Trust
The Betrayal Joke Cluster
Betrayal as Virtue
What Do the Jokes Tell Us?
An Excess of Loyalty?
The Lawyer as Morally Deficient
Looking Out for Number One
No Redeeming Social Value
The Lawyer Outsmarted
The Ascendency of Lawyer Talk
The Lawyer as Economic Predator
Taking It All
A Prodigious Predator
Throwing the Meter
Predation as Sex Sex as Predation
The Justice Tariff
Playmates of the Devil
Headed for Hell
Absent in Heaven
A Kingdom of This World
Conflict Lawyers as Fomenters of Strife
Promoters of Conflict
The Conniving Claimant
The Lawyer as Heroic Champion
The Demography of the World of Lawyer Jokes
Women in Combat
Jews and Other Outsiders
Seniors and Juniors
He Just Doesnt Get It
In the Laboratory
Lawyers as Objects of Scorn
Sounding the Depths
Into the Slime
The Anal Connection
The Uses of Scorn
A Good Start Death Wish Jokes
The Contemporary Onslaught
Lets Kill All the Lawyers
A Pestilent1al Affliction
The 70 Percent Legend
Why Death Wish Jokes Flourish
Enemies of Justice
The Lawyer as Enemy of Justice
What Does Law Deliver?
Only in America?
Register of Jokes
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