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Title States of violence:war, capital punishment, and letting die / edited by Austin Sarat, Jennifer L. Culbert
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
Contents Introduction: Interpreting the violent state / Austin Sarat and Jennifer L. Culbert -- On the forms of state killing -- The innocuousness of state lethality in an age of national security / Robin Wagner-Pacifici -- Oedipal sovereignty and the war in Iraq / Jeremy Arnold -- Sacrifice and sovereignty / Mateo Taussig-Rubbo -- Due process and lethal confinement / Colin Dayan -- From time to torture : the hellish future of the criminal sentence / Thomas L. Dumm -- The child in the broom closet : states of killing and letting die / Elizabeth A. Povinelli -- The lethality of the Canadian state's (re)cognition of indigenous peoples / Mark Antaki and Coel Kirkby -- Investigating the discourses of death -- Death in the first person / Peter Brooks -- Open secrets, or the postscript of capital punishment / Ravit Pe'er-Lamo Reichman -- Ethical exception : capital punishment in the figure of sovereignty / Adam Thurschwell -- No mercy / Adam Sitze
Summary This book calls into question the legitimacy of state uses of violence and mounts a sustained effort at interpretation, sense making, and critique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Capital punishment.
Political violence.
Form Electronic book
Author Culbert, Jennifer Louise.
Sarat, Austin.
ISBN 0511580428 (ebook)
0511580746 (electronic bk.)
0511581068 (electronic bk.)
0521699762 (paper)
0521876273 (cloth)
9780511580420 (ebook)
9780511580741 (electronic bk.)
9780511581069 (electronic bk.)
9780521699761 (paper)
9780521876278 (cloth)