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Crime and punishment : perspectives from the humanities

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005.
Series: Studies in law, politics, and society, v. 37.
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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  Read more...
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Crime and punishment.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005
(OCoLC)61703426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat
ISBN: 0080461565 9780080461564 9781849503693 1849503699
OCLC Number: 77481616
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Cover --
Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities --
Contents --
List of Contributors --
Editorial Board --
Part I: Constructing the ''Deviant'' Subject --
Regulating Desire and Imagination: The Art and Times of David Wojnarowicz --
Who Exactly Is Trying to Censor this Man? --
The Dread and Stigma of Plague's ''Epidemic Logic'' --
Decency Campaigns against Representations of Sex, Drugs, and Life as Disease --
Contemporary Art as Democratic Engagement with the ''Outside' as a Future Horizon'' --
X-Rays of Civilization Reveal Millions of Tribes --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
The end of Magic: Superstition and ''So-Called Sorcery'' in Louis XIV'S Paris --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Primary --
Secondary --
''The Law again. The Precious Law:'' Black Women Radicals and the Fight to end Legal Lynching, 1949-1955 --
PostWar Politics and the Emergence of Black Women's Leadership --
Defining Legal Lynching --
The Scottsboro Case: A Prewar Model for Postwar Protest --
Space to do the Work: The Civil Rights Congress and Freedom Newspaper --
The New Scottsboros: Willie McGee and the Martinsville Seven Cases --
Radicalizing Defeats --
New Beginnings: The Rosa Lee Ingram Case and The Sojourners for Truth and Justice --
An Ending and Other Beginnings --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Part II: The Philosophical Context --
The Paradox of Punishment --
The Just Violence of State Punishments --
The ''Reasons'' of State Punishment Rituals --
Punishment as Retributive Justice --
Conclusion --
References --
'''Torn' Between Justice and Forgiveness: Derrida on the Death Penalty and 'Lawful Lawlessness''' --
''Torn'' Between the Possible and the Impossible --
Justice, Forgiveness, and Public ''Enlightenment'' --
Forgiving the Unforgivable, Despite Conditionality and Sovereignty --
From ''Tears to Prayers'': Of Unremitting Responsibility and Hyperbolic Hospitality --
Notes --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Cruelty, Competency, and Contemporary Abolitionism --
The Competency Standard: Its Nature and Judicial History --
Cruelty and the Rationale for the Competency Requirement --
The Greater Cruelty? --
Competency and Contemporary Abolitionism --
Retributivism, Selfhood, and Satisfaction --
Conclusion --
References --
Cases Cited --
Beyond Control and Responsibility: The Beauty of Mercy --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Further Reading --
Part III: Inside the Penal Apparatus --
Assimilation, Exclusion, and the End of Punishment --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Worst of the Worst* --
Notes --
Acknowledgment --
References --
Revisiting the Democratic Promise of Prisoners' Labor Unions --
Introduction --
Literature Review --
How Inmate Labor U.
Series Title: Studies in law, politics, and society, v. 37.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat.

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