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America's death penalty : between past and present

Author: David Garland; Michael Meranze; Randall McGowen
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
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Over the past three decades, the United States has embraced the death penalty with tenacious enthusiasm. America's Death Penalty examines the historical and theoretical assumptions that have underpinned the discussion of capital punishment in the United States today. These original essays pursue different strategies for unsettling the usual terms of the debate. In particular, the authors use comparative and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Garland; Michael Meranze; Randall McGowen
ISBN: 9780814732663 0814732666 9780814732670 0814732674 9780814732809 0814732801
OCLC Number: 630468201
Description: ix, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Getting the question right? : ways of thinking about the death penalty / Randall McGowen --
Modes of capital punishment : the death penalty in historical perspective / David Garland --
The death penalty : between law, sovereignty, and biopolitics / Michael Meranze --
Through the wrong end of the telescope : history, the death penalty, and the American experience / Randall McGowen --
Hanging and the English judges : the judicial politics of retention and abolition / Douglas Hay --
Interposition : segregation, capital punishment, and the forging of the post-New Deal political leader / Jonathan Simon --
The convict's two lives : civil and natural death in the American prison / Rebecca McLennan.
Responsibility: edited by David Garland, Michael Meranze, and Randall McGowen.

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This is a book that gives profoundly important answers, but not easy ones. Six leading figures discuss the American death penalty in this volume. All six leave us wondering whether the simple Read more...

 
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