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Studies in Law, Politics and Society Vol: 20

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01 Feb 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
252 pages - 156 x 234 x 15mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


This volume of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society presents a diverse array of articles by an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars. Their work spans the social sciences, humanities, and law. It examines new perspectives on the relationship of law and values and race and the law. The articles published here exemplify the exciting and innovative work now being done in interdisciplinary legal scholarship. TABLE OF CONTENTS: List of contributors; Law and Values: Interpretive freedom and divine law: early rabbinic renderings of divine justice (C. Halberstam); Rawls' law of peoples: an expansion of the prioritization of political over religious values (E. Carpenter); Post modernity and the fading of individual responsibility (J. Krapp); Race in Law; Passing phantasms/sanctioning perfomativities: (re)reading white masculinity in Rhinelander v. Rhine lander (N. Hers); Tortious race, race torts: hate speech, intentional infliction, and the problem of harm (P.L. Rivers); Before or against the law? Citizens' legal beliefs and experiences as death penalty jurors (B. Steiner).
List of contributors. New Perspectives on Capital Punishment. The disposal of inmate #85271: notes on a routine execution (M. Lynch). "The metaphysics of the hangman" (T.V. Kaufman-Osborn). Race, law, and innocence: executing black men in the eighteenth century (D. Hunter). Policy and Possibility. Zoning cyberspace (S. Herbert) U.S. immigration reform and the meaning of responsibility (K. More). Traditional and New Challenges in Responding to Difference and Deviation. The Port Arthor massacre: tragedy and public memory in Australia (C. Strange). Scapegoat in risk society: the case of the pedophile/child pornographer (K. Doyle, D. Lacombe). Taking it the streets: reframing crime prevention through race and community (L. Miller).

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