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Images of shame : infamy, defamation and the ethics of oeconomia

Author: Carolin Behrmann
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2016.
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At the zone of intersection between imagery, law, and the economy, the defamatory image is charged with a particularly explosive significance. While a "pedagogy of shame" was used in the Late Middle Ages in order to punish debtors and other violators of contracts, the defamatory image remains to this day a vehicle for the moral denunciation and pejorative depiction of individuals who have violated the law. The  Read more...
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Images of shame.
Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolin Behrmann
ISBN: 9783110312300 3110312301 9783110312317 311031231X 3110312271 9783110312270
OCLC Number: 952457698
Language Note: 7 English, 1 Italian, 3 German contributions.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Content / Inhalt ; Figura Infamante. Schandbilder und die Ethik der oeconomia ; Pittura Infamante. Practices, Genres and Connections ; Prime pitture d'infamia nei comuni italiani. Immagini come documenti, immagini come fatti. The Ban and the Bag. How Defamatory Paintings Worked in Medieval Italy "more cuiusdam Cioli et aliorum infamium". On Dante's Refusal to Return Home and How He Became Florentine Again ; Sovereign Infamy. Grotesque Helmets, Masks of Shame and the Prehistory of Caricature. From Defamation to Mutilation. Gender Politics and Reason of State in Africa "Ein Kampf mit der Sicht.". Antlitz, Kunst und Erhabenes bei Emmanuel Levinas ; From Dignity to Shame. X-rays and Legal Persona ; Acknowledgements / Dank ; Index / Personenregister.
Responsibility: edited by Carolin Behrmann.
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Initially used as a judicial means of punishing debtors and other violators of contracts, defamatory images remain a vehicle for the denunciation and pejorative depiction of lawbreakers. This volume  Read more...

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