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Subject Area: Sociology and Public Policy
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|Title:||13. SOVEREIGN CONTEMPT|
|Author(s):||Peter J. Hutchings|
|Volume:||34 Editor(s): Andrew Kenyon and Peter Rush ISBN: 978-0-76231-151-4 eISBN: 978-1-84950-304-4|
|Citation:||Peter J. Hutchings (2004), 13. SOVEREIGN CONTEMPT, in Andrew Kenyon and Peter Rush (ed.) Aesthetics of Law and Culture: Texts, Images, Screens (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Volume 34), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.269-277|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1059-4337(04)34013-5 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
The conceptual simplifications which finally resolve the film’s conflicts have neither vanished from reality nor been subject to sustained critique. Assumptions of an identifiable enemy, capable of being hunted down and exterminated by a combination of police, military and intelligence agencies persist, while the film’s vision of a triumphant multicultural resistance to anti-Arabic, anti-Islamic state racism seems as much a fantasy in the post 9/11 U.S. as it does in post-Tampa Australia.
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