Crime and punishment [electronic resource] : perspectives from the humanities / edited by Austin Sarat.

Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, c2005.
1 online resource (343 p.)


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  • Studies in law, politics, and society ; v. 37. [More in this series]
  • Studies in law, politics, and society, 1059-4337 ; v. 37
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Studies in law, politics, and society
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Volume 37 of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" presents a special issue devoted to exploring humanistic perspectives on the subject of punishment. Drawing together a distinguished group of interdisciplinary scholars, it explores the way "deviant" subjects are constructed and made available for punishment, the philosophical context within which decisions about punishment are made, and the inner workings of the penal apparatus. Diverse in their theoretical inspirations and approaches, the articles published here represent a significant advance in our understanding of the complex intersections of punishment, politics, and culture.
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  • Cover; Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities; Contents; List of Contributors; Editorial Board; Regulating Desire and Imagination: The Art and Times of David Wojnarowicz; The end of Magic: Superstition and ''So-Called Sorcery'' in Louis XIV'S Paris; ''The Law again. The Precious Law:'' Black Women Radicals and the Fight to end Legal Lynching, 1949-1955; The Paradox of Punishment; '''Torn' Between Justice and Forgiveness: Derrida on the Death Penalty and 'Lawful Lawlessness'''; Cruelty, Competency, and Contemporary Abolitionism
  • Beyond Control and Responsibility: The Beauty of MercyAssimilation, Exclusion, and the End of Punishment; Worst of the Worst*; Revisiting the Democratic Promise of Prisoners' Labor Unions; Nobody here is Innocent: Cultural Values, Pedagogical Ethics, and the Prison Classroom; Prison, College, and the Paradox of Punishment
  • 1-280-63183-X
  • 9786610631834
  • 0-08-046156-5
  • 476003243
  • 505124316
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