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Gunslinging justiceThe American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law$
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Justin A. Joyce

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526126160

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.001.0001

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‘Deserve’s got [everything] to do with it’: property, process, and justice in Unforgiven

‘Deserve’s got [everything] to do with it’: property, process, and justice in Unforgiven

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(p.172) 6 ‘Deserve’s got [everything] to do with it’: property, process, and justice in Unforgiven
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Gunslinging justice
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Justin A. Joyce

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0007

This chapter presents a reading of Unforgiven (1992), situating this film within a paradigmatic shift in the extension of due process protections for minorities, and the transformation of American self-defense doctrine brought about through a focus on battered women.

Keywords:   Due process, Justifiable homicide, Battered women, Race, Gender, Gun violence, Western films and television

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