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Law and Popular Culture$
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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.001.0001

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Law and Film Studies: Autonomy and Theory

Law and Film Studies: Autonomy and Theory

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(p.20) (p.21) Law and Film Studies: Autonomy and Theory
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Law and Popular Culture
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Peter Robson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0002

This chapter explores the implications for law and film studies of limited directed engagement with theoretical and methodological practices appropriate in this area of scholarship. It discusses the relevance of popular culture in law's construction, evaluates the accuracy of legal representation in motion pictures, and stresses the need for criteria to determine the materials worth examining in law and film studies. It explains three principal kinds of academic course in which law and film scholarship has been encountered within law schools.

Keywords:   law, film studies, motion pictures, popular culture, academic course, scholarship, law schools

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