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Punishment, Politics and Culture Vol: 30

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09 Dec 2003
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
280 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


Beginning with an overview of the history and philosophy of punishment, these articles explore penal practices in the modern state and the deeper philosophical and social aspects of retributive justice.
Part 1 Revisiting the history and philosophy of punishment: pattern penitence: penitential narrative and moral reform discourse in 19th-century England, A. Kaladiouk; foremost among the prerogatives of sovereignty - the power to punish and the death of comity in American criminal law, K. Shoemaker; punishment, institutions, justifications, L. Zaibert; philosophical theories of punishment and the history of prison reform, C. Sturr. Part 2 Penal practices in the modern state - hitched to the post: prison labor, choice, and citizenship, K. McBride; perhaps all pain is punishment: community corrections and the hyperghetto, W. Lyons; how science matters - discourse on deterrence in a death penalty debate, T. Sasson. Part 3 Representing punishment: executing sentences in Lolita and the law, S. Sweeney; the psychic life of punishment (Kant, Nietzsche, Freud), K. Mladek; victim stories - documenting pain, punishment, person and power, A. Juhasz; remote justice - tuning into small claims, race, and the reinvigoration of civic judgment, V. Karno.

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