Critical queer studies : law, film, and fiction in contemporary American culture
- Casey Charles.
- Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2012.
- Physical description
- 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Gender in law, culture, and society.
- Charles, Casey, 1951-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -182) and index.
- Includes filmography: p. .
- Contents: Introduction-- 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 real reel in Van Sant's Milk-- Conclusion: toward a queer political aesthetic-- Bibliography-- Filmography-- Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Critical Queer Studies examines contemporary films and documentaries that dramatize the intersection of law and queer life, analyzing the effects of legal doctrines-jury selection, unwanted sexual advance, negligence, hate crimes, and gay marriage-on the production and reception of queer film and fiction. Exploring the interaction of these discourses by discussing internationally-known American films, the book demonstrates how the law maintains its hold over the queer subject through promoting certain ideological fictions and conversely how film and literature draw upon the material realities of queer legal status to dramatize conflicts between law and the marginalized subject.Critical Queer Studies synthesizes queer studies, law and literature, and film studies, engaging these fields to show how the struggle for gay and lesbian rights has influenced the production of film and fiction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Gender in law, culture, and society
- 9781409444060 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 1409444066 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9781409444077 (ebook)
- 1409444074 (ebook)
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