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Title Legal violence and the limits of the law / Joshua Nichols and Amy Swiffen
Published Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Contents It's not just a good idea, it's the law : rationality, force, and changing minds / Mark Kingwell -- Cruel and thus not unusual : Jacques Derrida's seminar on the death penalty / Michael Naas -- The violent rhetoric of accusation : Cicero and the Marcus Ameleus Scaurus case / G. Pavlich -- The colonialism of incarceration / Robert Nichols -- Ran away from her master : a negroe girl named Thursday: examining evidence of punishment, isolation, and trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec fugitive slave advertisements / Charmaine Nelson -- The work of death : massacre and retribution in Southampton County, Virginia, August 1831 / Christopher Tomlins -- Civilising missions and humanitarian interventions : into the laws and territories of first nations / Irene Watson -- The rhetoric of abolition : continuity and change in the struggle against America's death penalty, 1900-2010 / Austin Sarat, Robert Kermes, Adelyn Curran, Margaret Kiley, Keshav Pant -- Too wicked to die : the enduring legacy of humane reforms to solitary confinement / Kelly Struthers Munford, Kelly Hannah-Moffat, and Alex Hunter -- Nonviolent communion versus medieval ships of fools : engaged-citizenry alternatives to Europe's war on refugees / Pablo Ouziel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States. Constitution. 8th Amendment.
United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Capital punishment -- United States.
Imprisonment -- History.
Punishment -- History.
Punishment -- Philosophy.
Violence (Law) -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Nichols, Joshua, 1978- editor
Swiffen, Amy, editor
ISBN 1315747693
1317602099 (electronic bk.)
1317602102 (electronic bk.)
1317602110 (electronic bk.)
9781317602095 (electronic bk.)
9781317602101 (electronic bk.)
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