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Critical Analysis of Law Workshop and Globalization, Law & Justice Series


Professor Ruth Buchanan
Osgoode Hall Law School

End Times in the Antipodes:  Propaganda and Critique  in 'On the Beach"

Monday, June 18, 2018
12:30 - 1:45
Jackman Law Building, Room FL 219
78 Queen's Park


A seismic ‘shift in perception’ accompanied the proliferation of nuclear weapons technologies and the capability on the part of the U.S. and the USSR for mutual assured destruction during the early Cold War. Professor Buchanan’s paper traces the reverberations of this shift through a case study in cinematic geopolitics: Stanley Kramer’s 1959 film “On the Beach”. (Film available on iTunes!)

Professor Buchanan’s work spans critical legal theory, sociology of law and cultural legal studies. She has written on NAFTA and labour rights, the WTO and global constitutionalism, social movements and resistance to globalization, Indigenous law and legal pluralism, law and development, and law and film. She is co-editor of Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development and Transitional Justice (2014, with Peer Zumbansen) and Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations (2012, with Stewart Motha & Sundhya Pahuja).

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