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Dr. Amar Khoday published in Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal

May 8, 2018 — 

Associate Professor Amar Khoday recently had an article published in the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. The Journal is ranked 4th among Arts, Entertainment and Sports law journals in the US as of 2016. Dr. Khoday’s article is titled Valorizing Disobedience within the Ranks: Law and Resistance in American Military Films.

Appearing in the latest edition of the Journal, the article abstract reads as follows:

Over the past few decades, there has been a growing scholarship concerning the intersections between law and popular culture. Films, as one significant form of popular culture, can project and help shape public perceptions about various aspects of law and legal normativity. This article examines a series of American films as producers of a cinematic jurisprudence concerning the legitimate role of disobedience in military life. The author examines how a series of such films has stressed the importance of questioning orders and engaging in various forms of resistance to challenge illegal conduct. Through these stories, resistance is portrayed as legitimate and justified conduct when committed in favor of saving lives and exposing criminal conduct. In assessing this cinematic jurisprudence, the article also examines the narrow emphasis of such films on the role of male soldiers as agents and how females as resistive actors have largely been ignored.

Please read the full article in the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2018.


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