Professor of Women's Studies and Cultural Studies
State University of New York at Buffalo
Elayne Rapping is Professor of Women's Studies and Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author, most recently, of Media-tations: Forays into the Gender and Culture Wars (South End Press) and The Culture of Recovery: Making Sense of the Self-Help Movement in Women's Lives (Beacon Press). This essay, in a different form, will be part of a forthcoming book length study of television's representation of law and justice.