Jacket Image
Ebook Available

Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities Vol: 37

Product Details
02 Dec 2005
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
344 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


Volume 37 of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" presents a special issue devoted to exploring humanistic perspectives on the subject of punishment. Drawing together a distinguished group of interdisciplinary scholars, it explores the way "deviant" subjects are constructed and made available for punishment, the philosophical context within which decisions about punishment are made, and the inner workings of the penal apparatus. Diverse in their theoretical inspirations and approaches, the articles published here represent a significant advance in our understanding of the complex intersections of punishment, politics, and culture.
Part I: Constructing the "Deviant" Subject. Regulating Desire and Imagination: The Art and Times of David Wojnarowicz. (M. Rizk). The End of Magic: Superstition and "So-Called" Sorcery in Louis XIV's Paris. (L. Wood Mollenauer). "The law again. The precious law: Black Women Radicals and the Fight to End Legal Lynching, 1949-1955. (D.F. Gore). Part II: The Philosophical Context. The Paradox of Punishment. (W.C. Hamblet). ' "Torn" Between Justice and Forgiveness: Derrida and the Death Penalty and "Lawful Lawlessness". (D.A. Brenner). Cruelty, Competency, and Contemporary Abolitionism. (M. Cholbi). Beyond Control and Responsibility: The Beauty of Mercy. (J. Heung Lee). Part III: Inside the Penal Apparatus. Assimilation, Exclusion, and the End of Punishment. (H. Kamerling). "Worst of the Worst". (D.Y. Van Raaphorst). Revisiting the Democratic Promise of Prisoners' Labor Unions. (S. Blankenship). Nobody Here is Innocent: Cultural Values, Pedagogical Ethics, and the Prison Classroom. (D.S. Wilson). Prison, College, and the Paradox of Punishment. (D. Karpowitz).

You might also be interested in..

« Back