Exploring film's jurisprudence in Sean Baker's films

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dc.contributor.author Goud, Brittany R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-30T17:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-30T17:12:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10799
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I am working at the intersection of law and film. I approach this work from the perspective of a practicing lawyer, former social worker, and through my own lived experiences to tease out and examine interactions with structural oppression. I am particularly interested in questions of pathologizing poverty, race, sexuality, and gender. I use four of Sean Baker’s films Prince of Broadway (2008), Starlet (2012), Tangerine (2015), and The Florida Project (2017) to look at difficult social issues such as poverty, violence, neoliberal economic structuring, and patriarchy. Complicated pathologies emerge as viewers work through these experiences of structural oppression with each film’s protagonist. To me, exploring how law is experienced by these characters assists in moving away from pathologizing both ourselves and others. To that end, this thesis is very personal at times, as I work out my own history, feelings and beliefs. In doing so, an important theme emerges: the development of interpersonal relationships to open up spaces of hope within oppressive structures. Insofar as law is oppressive, individual relationships press back. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Film en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.subject Postmodernism en_US
dc.subject Structuralism en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Sexuality en_US
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Self en_US
dc.subject Social Realism en_US
dc.subject Intersectionality en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Pathologies en_US
dc.subject Neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal en_US
dc.title Exploring film's jurisprudence in Sean Baker's films en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Johnson, Rebecca
dc.degree.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Laws LL.M en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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