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2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars Fellow
Amalie Goul Dueholm (she/her/hers)
Legal Imaginaries: State, Citizenship, and Violence in Contemporary Hindi Cinema
This dissertation investigates the relationship between contemporary Hindi cinema and the law. By drawing on an archive of mainstream Hindi films released after 2010 that engage with topical social issues such as new laws, same-sex desire, and gender violence, this project examines how contemporary Hindi cinema can become a space where law happens by contributing to our understanding of law as universal and neutral, negotiating the meaning of citizenship and rights, disseminating information about the law to audiences, and contributing to cultural imaginaries which underpin legal interpretations.