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

Author: Colin Dayan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state--all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our  Read more...
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Dayan, Colin.
Law is a white dog.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010027474
(OCoLC)645790693
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Dayan
ISBN: 9781400838592 1400838592 1282976478 9781282976474
OCLC Number: 708566306
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 343 pages)
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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