Law, Lawyers and Justice: Through Australian Lenses

1st Edition

Kim D Weinert, Karen Crawley, Kieran Tranter

April 20, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780367210458 - CAT# K424274

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This book engages with the place of law and legality within Australia’s distinctive contribution to global televisual culture.

Australian popular culture has created a lasting legacy – for good or bad – of representations of law, lawyers and justice ‘down-under.’ Within films and television of striking landscapes-peopled with heroes, antiheroes, survivors and jokers, there is a fixation on law, conflicts between legal orders, of brutal violence and survival. Deeply compromised by the ongoing violence against the lives and laws of First Nation Australians, Australian film and television has sharply illuminated what it means to live with a ‘rule of law’ that rules with a legacy, and a reality, of deep injustice. This book is the first to bring together scholars to reflect on, and critically engage with, the representations and global implications of law, lawyers and justice captured through the lenses of Australian film, television and social media.

Exploring how distinctively Australian lenses captures uniquely Australian images and narratives, the book nevertheless engages these in order to provide broader insights into the contemporary translations and transmogrifications of law and justice.

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