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Hiding from humanity : disgust, shame, and the law

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martha Nussbaum elaborates a critique of the role that shame & disgust play in our individual & social lives &, in particular, in the law. She argues that we should be wary of these emotions because both are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0691126259 9780691126258
OCLC Number: 62307771
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Law 2004
Description: pages cm
Contents: Emotions and law --
Disgust and our animal bodies --
Disgust and the law --
Inscribing the face: shame and stigma --
Shaming citizens? --
Protecting citizens from shame --
Liberalism without hiding?
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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Winner of the 2004 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Law, Association of American Publishers "[A] lucid and carefully argued new book."--Brigitte Frase, Ruminator Review "A remarkably Read more...

 
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