Law on the Screen

Law on the Screen

by Austin Sarat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804751625

ISBN-13: 9780804751629

Pub. Date: 03/29/2005

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The proliferation of images of law, legal processes, and officials on television and in film is a phenomenon of enormous significance. Mass-mediated images are as powerful, pervasive, and important as are other early twenty-first-century social forces—e.g. globalization, neo-colonialism, and human rights—in shaping and transforming legal life. Yet

Overview

The proliferation of images of law, legal processes, and officials on television and in film is a phenomenon of enormous significance. Mass-mediated images are as powerful, pervasive, and important as are other early twenty-first-century social forces—e.g. globalization, neo-colonialism, and human rights—in shaping and transforming legal life. Yet scholars have only recently begun to examine how law works in this new arena and to explore the consequences of the representation of law in the moving image. Law on the Screen advances our understanding of the connection between law and film by analyzing them as narrative forms, examining film for its jurisprudential content—that is, its ways of critiquing the present legal world and imagining an alternative one—and expanding studies of the representation of law in film to include questions of reception.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804751629
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2005
Series:
Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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