• Publications of William M. O'Barr

      • Books

          • WMO Barr.
          • (2012).
          • ADText: An Online Curriculum in Advertising and Society.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (1982).
          • Linguistic Evidence: Language, Power and Strategy in the Courtroom.
          • New York: Academic Press.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (2014).
          • Rules versus Relationships: The Ethnography of Legal Discourse.
          • University of Chicago Press.
          Publication Description

          http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi- bin/hfs.cgi/00/3387.ctl

          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (2014).
          • Fortune and Folly: The Wealth and Power of Institutional Investing.
          • The McGraw-Hill Companies.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2014).
          • Culture and the Ad: Exploring Otherness in the World of Advertising.
          • Westview Press.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2014).
          • Linguistics Evidence: Language, Power, and Strategy in the Courtroom.
          • Academic Press.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (2014).
          • Just Words: Language, Law and Power.
          • University of Chicago Press.
          • (In Press: Revised Edition of Just Words with two additional chapters)
          Publication Description

          http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi- bin/hfs.cgi/00/13503.ctl

          • W.M. O'Barr.
          • (2010).
          • ADText.
          Publication Description

          Over the past 4 years, I have been working on and publishing ADText (www.adtextonline.org) which now consists of 22 chapters.

          • W.M. O'Barr.
          • (1992).
          • Fortune and Folly: The Wealth and Power of Institutional Investing (also with Conley.
          • The McGraw-Hill Companies.
          • (1973).
          • Survey Research in Africa -- Its Applications and Limits.
          • Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
          • (Author of: Ch. 1: The History and Conduct of Survey Research in Africa. (Co-authored with Spain and Tessler) and Ch. 2: Genealogy- based Samples for African Research)
      • Published Articles

          • WMO Barr.
          • (April, 2013).
          • Native Americans in Advertising.
          • ADTextonline.org
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          • WMO Barr.
          • (1971).
          • Multilingualism in a Rural Tanzanian Village.
          • Anthrpological Linguistics
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          • 289-300.
          • WMO Barr.
          • (1974).
          • Survey Research in Africa–An Anthroplogist’s View.
          • African Studies Review
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          • 17
          • (3)
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          • 577-584.
          • WMO Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1976).
          • When a Juror Watches a Lawyer.
          • Barrister
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          • 3
          • (2)
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          • 8-33.
          • WMO Barr.
          • (1976).
          • Political Aspects of Speech in American Trial Courtrooms.
          • Working Papers in Culture and Communication
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          • 1
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          • 27-40.
          • WM O'Barr, J Conley and A Lind.
          • (1978).
          • The Power of Language: Presentational Style in the Courtroom.
          • Duke Law Journal
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          • 14
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          • 266-279.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (1983).
          • The Study of Language in Institutional Contexts.
          • Journal of Language and Social Psychology
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          • 2
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          • 241-251.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (1983).
          • Subtleties in Courtroom Style.
          • California Lawyer
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          • 3
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          • 30-58.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1985).
          • Litigant Satisfaction versus Legal Adequacy in Small Claims Narratives.
          • Law and Society Review
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          • 19
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          • 661-701.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1987).
          • Fundamentals of Jurisprudence: An Ethnographic Study of Judicial Decisionmaking in Informal Courts.
          • North Carolina Law Review
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          • 66
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          • 467-507.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1988).
          • Lay Expectations of the Civil Justice System.
          • Law and Society Review
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          • 137-161.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (1989).
          • The Airbrushing of Culture: An Insider Looks at Global Advertising [Interview of Marcio Moriera].
          • Public Culture
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          • 2
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          • 1-19.
          • (Reprinted in Advertising & Society Review 1:1 (2002))
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1989).
          • Understanding the Hidden Agenda.
          • Law and Contemporary Problems
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          • 51
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          • 201-218.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1990).
          • Ideological Dissonance in the American Legal System.
          • Anthropological Linguistics
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          • 30
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          • 345-368.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1991).
          • The Culture of Capital.
          • Harvard Business Review
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          • 69
          • (2)
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          • 110-11.
          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1992).
          • Managing Relationships: The Culture of Institutional Investing.
          • Financial Analysts Journal
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          • 48
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          • 21-27.
          • (Winner of Graham and Dodd Award for Best Article given by the Financial Analysts Association)
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (Spring, 1992).
          • The Culture of Capital.
          • North Carolina Law Review
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          • WM O'Barr and JM Conley.
          • (1993).
          • Legal Anthropology Comes Home: A Brief History of the Ethnographic Study of Law.
          • Loyola Law Review
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          • 27
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          • 41-64.
          • WM O'Barr and J Conley.
          • (2014).
          • Crime and Custom in Corporate Society: A Cultural Perspective on Corporate Misconduct.
          • 60 Law and Contemporary Problems
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          • 5-22.
          • [web]
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2001).
          • Children and Adversiting: Interview of Paul Kurnit.
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • (3)
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2001).
          • The Origins of Creative Ideas: Interview of Paul Cappelli.
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • (4)
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2001).
          • Culture and Causality: Non-Western Systems of Explanation.
          • Law and Contemporary Problems
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          • 64
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          • 317-323.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2002).
          • The Professor as Critic: Interview of Sut Jhally.
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2002).
          • Roundtable on Advertising and Values (Moderator).
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2004).
          • Roundtable on Advertising and the New Masculinities (Moderator).
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • 5
          • (4)
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2004).
          • A Classic in Spite of Itself: The Cheyenne Way and the Case Method in Legal Anthropology.
          • Law & Social Inquiry
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          • 179-217.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2014).
          • A History of Theory in Legal Anthropology.
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2013).
          • Masculinity and Advertising: Interview of Michael Kimmel.
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • 4
          • (1)
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2013).
          • The Practice of Planning: Interview of Stephen King..
          • Advertising & Society Review
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          • 4
          • (3)
          • .
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2013).
          • Culture and Causality: Non-Western Systems of Explanation.
          • Law and Contemporary Problems
          • ,
          • 64
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 317-323.
          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2013).
          • When Cultures Collide: Social Security and the Market.
          • Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2013).
          • Combining Approahces: Some Reflections on Two Decades of Collaborative Research.
          • POLAR
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          • W.M. O'Barr.
          • (2004).
          • When Cultures Collide: Social Security and the Market.
          • Journal of Psychology and Financial Management
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          • JM Conley and WM O'Barr.
          • (2002).
          • Back to the trobriands: The enduring influence of Malinowski's Crime and Custom in Savage Society.
          • LAW AND SOCIAL INQUIRY-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION
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          • 847-874.
          • [web]
          • J CONLEY, W OBARR and E LIND.
          • (1979).
          • POWER OF LANGUAGE - PRESENTATIONAL STYLE IN THE COURTROOM.
          • DUKE LAW JOURNAL
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          • 1375-1399.
          • [web]
          • EA Lind, BE Erickson, J Conley and WM O'Barr.
          • (1978).
          • Social attributions and conversation style in trial testimony.
          • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
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          • 36
          • (12)
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          • 1558-1567.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          83 undergraduates and 43 law students heard either a male or a female witness in a taped reenactment of criminal trial testimony. The testimony was presented either in a "fragmented" style, with brief answers by the witness to many questions by the lawyer, or in a "narrative" style, with long answers to few questions. Consideration of adversary court norms and sex stereotypes led to the prediction that Ss would attribute favorable evaluation of the witness by the lawyer in the female witness-narrative style condition and unfavorable evaluation of the witness by the lawyer in the male witness-fragmented style condition. The prediction with respect to the female witness was confirmed only with law students; the prediction with respect to the male witness was confirmed only with undergraduates. Ss' own evaluations of the witness showed the same pattern of effects. Implications for social perception and social psychology of law are discussed. (19 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1978 American Psychological Association.

          • B Erickson, EA Lind, BC Johnson and WM O'Barr.
          • (1978).
          • Speech style and impression formation in a court setting: The effects of "powerful" and "powerless" speech.
          • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
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          • 266-279.
          Publication Description

          On the basis of a previous empirical analysis of speech patterns in court trials, speech styles were identified that covaried with speaker social status and power. The "powerless" style is characterized by the frequent use of such linguistic features as intensifiers, hedges, hesitation forms, and questioning intonations, whereas the "powerful" style is marked by less frequent use of these features. Male and female introductory psychology students heard the testimony of a male or female witness who used either a powerful or a powerless style to deliver the same substantive evidence. The testimony was presented either on audio tape or in written transcripts. Use of the powerful style resulted in greater attraction to the witness, regardless of the sex of the witness, the sex of the subject, or the mode of presentation of the testimony. The powerful style also resulted in greater perceived credibility of the witness than did the powerless style; however, this effect was stronger when the subject and the witness were of the same sex than when they were of the opposite sex. In all but the male witness-written presentation condition, the powerful style produced more acceptance of the position advocated in the testimony than did the powerless style. The results are discussed with regard to possible relations between speech style and person perception and persuasion processes and with regard to the social psychology of legal issues. © 1978.

      • Articles & Book Chapters

          • WMO Barr.
          • (Spring, 2012).
          • Super Bowl Commercials: America’s Annual Festival of Advertising.
          • ADText
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          • WMO Barr.
          • (Winter, 2012).
          • Niche Advertising: Gay Consumers.
          • ADText
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          • WM O'Barr.
          • (2014).
          • ADText: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Advertising in Society, Culture, and History.
          • .
          • [web]
          • W.M. O'Barr.
          • (Summer, 2012).
          • Sexuality, Race, and Ethnicity in Advertising.
          • ADText
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      • Book Chapters

          • WMO Barr and BK Atkins.
          • (1980).
          • "Women’s Language" or "Powerles Language"?.
          • In R Borker and N Furman and S McConnell-Ginet (Eds.),
          • Language in Women’s Lives: A Feminist Perspective
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          • New York: Praeger.
          • (Japanese Edition 1988)
          • WMO Barr.
          • (2014).
          • Language and Patriarchy.
          • In D Vannoy (Eds.),
          • Gender Mosaics: Social Perspectives
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          • Roxbury, Mass.: Roxbury Press.
          • WMO Barr.
          • (2014).
          • Language, Law and Power.
          • In H Giles and P Robinson (Eds.),
          • Handbook of Language and Social Psychology
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          • New York: Wiley.
          • WMO Barr.
          • (2014).
          • Sexuality, Race, and Ethnicity in Advertising.
          • ADText
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      • Preprints

          • W.M. O'Barr.
          • (2004).
          • The Practice of Planning: Interview of Stephen King.
          • Advertising & Society Review
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