Re: Legal Self-Help -and- The Caste System

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Thu, 4 May 2000 09:00:13 -0700 (PDT)

You might want to point your faculty member toward "Caste at Birth" from
Filmakers Library (http://www.filmakers.com) - but this notes that the
caste system in India is a long-standing social institution which Indian
law is trying to limit.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Jim Mumm wrote:

> I spoke again with the professor who is interested in this topic, and he told
> me that vigilanteism is not exactly what he is looking for. He is interested
> in the concept of "self help" as a legal system of its own (for example, the
> Samoans).
>
> Any thoughts on this?
>
> Also, we are very interested in films that deal with the legality of the Caste
> System in India.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jim Mumm
>
>
> Jim Mumm wrote:
>
> > I suspect that vigilanteism might be on the right track. I have a call out
> > to the professor to verify if that is the approach.
> >
> > The concept goes to a judicial breakdown within a society, and the society
> > taking over, so that term might fit.
> >
> > I should have pointed out that this professor is interested in not only
> > American, but also foreign films.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > Judy Jones wrote:
> >
> > > As in vigilanteism?
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jim Mumm [mailto:Jim.Mumm@marquette.edu]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 2:20 PM
> > > To: Multiple recipients of list
> > > Subject: Legal Self-Help -and- The Caste System
> > >
> > > We have a professor who is looking for films / videos that deal with the
> > > concept of "legal self help". An example of this would be: The
> > > judicial system of a society breaks down or becomes so corrupt that the
> > > people of the society essentially take justice into their own hands.
> > >
> > > This professor is also looking for films that deal with the legality of
> > > the Caste System in India.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts on either of these?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jim Mumm
> > > Acquisitions / Serials Librarian
> > > Marquette University Law Library
> > > jim.mumm@marquette.edu
> > > 414-288-5351
> > > 414-288-5914 FAX
> >
> > --
> > Jim Mumm
> > Acquisitions / Serials Librarian
> > Marquette University Law Library
> > jim.mumm@marquette.edu
> > 414-288-5351
> > 414-288-5914 FAX
>
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