Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities by Austin Sarat (editor)

By Austin Sarat (editor)

Quantity 37 of "Studies in legislations, Politics, and Society" offers a distinct factor dedicated to exploring humanistic views just about punishment. Drawing jointly a extraordinary workforce of interdisciplinary students, it explores the best way "deviant" topics are developed and made on hand for punishment, the philosophical context in which judgements approximately punishment are made, and the internal workings of the penal gear. assorted of their theoretical inspirations and techniques, the articles released right here signify an important increase in our realizing of the advanced intersections of punishment, politics, and tradition.

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Louis XIV’s determination to ensure social order and religious orthodoxy was made manifest in the state’s rituals of punishment. In the fall of 1678, the Parisian police received an anonymous tip that a conspiracy to poison the king had been hatched. Their investigation into what quickly became known as the Affair of the Poisons led directly to a criminal magical underworld thriving in the heart of the capital. According Crime and Punishment: Perspectives from the Humanities Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Volume 37, 33–52 Copyright r 2005 by Elsevier Ltd.

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Drucilla Cornell may also be relevant here; see McVeigh, Rush, and Young, (2001). , Snyder (2005). , Bordowitz (2004), Crimp (1991, 2002), Crimp and Rolston (1990), Danzig (1989), Juhasz (1995), Meyer (2002), Roma´n (1998), and Wallis et al. (1999). Although collectivism has traditionally been understood as antithetical to the individual artistic production associated with ‘‘high art,’’ it seems essential to acknowledge Wojnarowicz’s immersion in both practices. 14. For an excellent overview and analysis attempting to distinguish between Wojnarowicz’s activism and definitions of hate speech, see Adler (1996).

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