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The law is a white dog : how legal rituals make and unmake persons

Author: Joan Dayan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Dayan
ISBN: 9780691070919 0691070911
OCLC Number: 809379439
Notes: Holy dogs, Hecuba's bark. Civil death. Punishing the residue. Taxonomies. A legal ethnography. Who gets to be wanton?. Skin of the dog
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 343 p.
Contents: Holy dogs, Hecuba's bark --
Civil death --
Punishing the residue --
Taxonomies --
A legal ethnography --
Who gets to be wanton?. Skin of the dog.
Responsibility: Colin Dayan

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