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The cultural lives of capital punishment : comparative perspectives

Author: Austin Sarat; Christian Boulanger
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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How does the way we think and feel about the world around us affect the existence and administration of the death penalty? What role does capital punishment play in defining our political and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cultural lives of capital punishment.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005003157
(OCoLC)57652253
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat; Christian Boulanger
ISBN: 1423749537 9781423749530 9780804752336 0804752338 9780804752343 0804752346
OCLC Number: 63188464
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Contents: 1. Putting culture into the picture : toward a comparative analysis of state killing / Christian Boulanger and Austin Sarat --
pt. I Civilization and punishment : self and other in Europe and Americas--
2. Nineteenth-century executions as performances of law, death, and civilization / Jürgen Martschukat --
3. Seed of abolition : experience and culture in the desire to end capital punishment in Mexico, 1841-1857 / Patrick Timmons --
4. Cultural lives of capital punishment in the United States / Judith Randle --
5. European identity and the mission against the death penalty in the United States / Evi Girling --
6. Crime and punishment, self versus other : the cultural life of capital punishment in European and American film / Louise Tyler --
7. Capital punishment in Poland : an aspect of the "cultural life" of the death penalty discourse / Agata Fijalkowski. pt. II State killing and state violence in central and south Asia and the Middle East --
8. Capital punishment in Kyrgyzstan : between the past, "other" state killings and social demands / Botagoz Kassymbekova --
9. Death and the nation : state killing in India / Julia Eckert --
10. Imagining the death penalty in Israel : punishment, violence, vengeance, and revenge / Shai J. Lavi --
11. Palestinian culture of death : Shariah and Siyasah ; justice, political power, and capital punishment in the Palestinian National Authority / Judith Mendelsohn Rood --
12. Death penalty in Japan : secrecy, silence, and salience / David T. Johnson --
13. What is wrong with capital punishment? : official and unofficial attitudes toward capital punishment in modern and contemporary China / Virgil K.Y. Ho --
14. Capital punishment and the culture of developmentalism in Singapore / Alfred Oehlers and Nicole Tarulevicz --
15. Ending state killing in South Korea : challenging the Asian capital punishment status quo / Sangmin Bae.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat and Christian Boulanger.
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"In fifteen chapters, they [Sarat and Boulanger] take the reader on a capital punishment odyssey through not only the US, but also central and south Asia, the Middle East, Kyrgyzstan, India, Israel, Read more...

 
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