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Critical queer studies : law, film, and fiction in contemporary American culture

Author: Casey Charles
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2012.
Series: Gender in law, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critical Queer Studies examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life, analyzing the effects of legal doctrine--jury selection, unwanted sexual advance, negligence, hate crimes, and gay marriage--on the production and reception of queer film and fiction."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Casey Charles
ISBN: 9781409444060 1409444066 9781409444077 1409444074
OCLC Number: 772715760
Description: [ix], 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A jury of one's queers : revisiting the Dan White trial --
Panic in The project --
Queer torts : gender trans-gression in the Brandon Teena case --
"The imagined power" : the specter of hate crime in Brokeback Mountain --
Queer exposures : making the reel real in Van Sant's Milk --
Conclusion : toward a queer political aesthetic.
Series Title: Gender in law, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Casey Charles.

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