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Deconstructing the death penalty : Derrida's seminars and the new abolitionism

Author: Kelly Oliver; Stephanie M Straub
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Fordham university press, 2018.
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This volume represents the first collection of essays devoted exclusively to Jacques Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars, conducted from 1999-2001. The volume includes essays from a range of scholars  Read more...


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Named Person: Jacques Derrida
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Oliver; Stephanie M Straub
ISBN: 9780823280100 0823280101 9780823280117 082328011X
OCLC Number: 1059279815
Notes: Bibliogr. en fin de chapitres. Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (vi-265 p.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: From Capital Punishment to Abolitionism: Deconstructing the Death PenaltyStephanie M. Straub Part I: Reading Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars1. Beginning with LiteraturePeggy Kamuf 2. Derrida and the Scene of ExecutionElizabeth Rottenberg 3. Always the Other Who Decides: On Sovereignty, Psychoanalysis, and the Death PenaltyMichael Naas 4. The Death Penalty and Its ExceptionsChristina Howells Part II: Derrida and His Interlocuters5. Derrida at Montaigne: A Stay of ExecutionKatie Chenoweth6. "Bidding Up" on the Question of Sovereignty: Derrida Between Kant and BenjaminKir Kuiken 7. CalculusKas Saghafi Part III: Extending Derrida's Analysis8. A Proper Death: Penalties, Animals, and the LawNicole Anderson 9. Figures of Interest: The Widow, the Telephone, and the Time of DeathElissa Marder 10. Opening the Blinds on Botched Executions: Interrupting the Time of the Death PenaltyKelly Oliver Part IV: Derrida and Capital Punishment in the United States11. Furman and FinitudeAdam Thurschwell 12. The Heart of the Other?Sarah Tyson 13. An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From the Death Penalty to the Prison Industrial ComplexLisa Guenther List of Contributors Index
Responsibility: Kelly Oliver and Stephanie M. Straub, editors.
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