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Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law : Cruel and Unusual.

Author: Amy Swiffen; Joshua Nichols
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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Swiffen, Amy.
Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law : Cruel and Unusual.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Swiffen; Joshua Nichols
ISBN: 9781317602118 1317602110
OCLC Number: 1001370743
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Figures; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 "It's not just a good idea, it's the law": Rationality, force, and changing minds ; Changing minds; Force of law; Minds; Essentially contested; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Chapter 2 Cruel and thus not unusual: Jacques Derrida's seminar on the death penalty ; Notes; References; Chapter 3 The violent rhetoric of accusation: Cicero and the Marcus Ameleus Scaurus case ; The Scaurus case; Accusation, crime and standing courts in the late Roman Republic. Criminal accusation in actionThe accuser's "violent" oratory; The accused and the "nature" of accusation; Concluding musings; Note; References; Chapter 4 The colonialism of incarceration; I; II; III; IV; V; Notes; References; Chapter 5 "Ran away from her master ... a negroe girl named Thursday": Examining evidence of punishment, isolation, and ... ; Content, function, and circulation: reading fugitive slave advertisements; Grappling with a colonial archive; An infrastructure of violence: print technology and gaols (jails); Fugitive slaves in the Halifax Work House, 1790. Fugitive slave advertisements as evidence of corporal punishment and psychic abuseConclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 6 The work of death: Massacre and retribution in Southampton County, Virginia, August 1831 ; Three days in August; Massacre; Insurrection; "That place"; The usual place; The radiance of justice; Notes; References; Chapter 7 Civilizing missions and humanitarian interventions: Into the laws and territories of First Nations ; Introduction; Kaldowinyeri is law; From violence to recognition; Violence by other names; Different laws-different origins. First Nations' ongoing experience of cruel and unusual violenceConcluding remarks; Notes; References; Chapter 8 The rhetoric of abolition: Continuity and change in the struggle against America's death penalty, 1900-2010 ; Introduction; Texas; Connecticut; Kansas; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 9 "Too wicked to die": The enduring legacy of humane reforms to solitary confinement ; Introduction; The CSC's contemporary reliance on segregation; Confining the individual: producing the human; Historical underpinnings: contemporary continuity. Cruel and unusual: the limits of rights-based litigation and policy reformsSegregation: the CSC's approach to difficult-to-manage-women; Segregation and homicide: Ashley Smith's death and the CSC's commitment to isolation; Ontological violations: ethical implications; Conclusion; Note; References; Chapter 10 Non-violent communion versus medieval ships of fools: Engaged citizenry alternatives to Europe's war ... ; Introduction; A survey of EU and Member State policies toward Syrian refugees; Another way to relate to and with refugees; Refugees as agents not subjects; Closing remarks; Notes.

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