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

By Austin Sarat (editor)

Quantity 37 of "Studies in legislations, Politics, and Society" provides a distinct factor dedicated to exploring humanistic views just about punishment. Drawing jointly a distinctive workforce of interdisciplinary students, it explores the best way "deviant" matters are built and made on hand for punishment, the philosophical context in which judgements approximately punishment are made, and the internal workings of the penal gear. different of their theoretical inspirations and ways, the articles released the following symbolize an important increase in our figuring out of the advanced intersections of punishment, politics, and tradition.

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Trying the suspects of the Affair of the Poisons therefore provided the judges of the Chambre de l’Arsenal an opportunity to cleanse the capital of those whose truck with magic, based as it was on the power of holy things, so clearly corrupted the teachings of the Catholic Church. Thus, theologians and magistrates alike agreed that rooting out the members of the criminal magical underworld was of paramount importance. Their spiritual offences, as well as their secular ones, threatened the ‘‘right order’’ of the city.

It would dispel the notion that this virus has a sexual orientation or a moral code orythat the government and medical community has done very much to ease the spread or advancement of this disease. (Wojnarowicz, 1990b, pp. 108–109) During the 1989 culture wars, after he was charged by Congress with promoting anti-religious and nihilistic values, and even as he continued to work as a practicing, still struggling artist, Wojnarowicz took advantage of every opportunity to defend his positions publicly: in print, on talk radio, and TV documentaries, and in face-to-face dialog with his accusers, as with NEAhead John Frohnmayer during the well-attended open-forum meeting over the Artists Space controversy.

2004). Postmodern heretics: The catholic imagination in contemporary art. New York: Midmarch Press. Heins, M. (1993). Sex, sin, and blasphemy: A guide to america’s censorship wars. New York: New Press. Hess, E. (1989a). Frohnmayer’s Normal Waterloo? The Village Voice, December 12, p. 69. Hess, E. (1989b). Jesse Helms’s nightmare. The Village Voice, November 28, p. 117. Hess, E. (1989c). NEA shoots itself: Frohnmayer targets ‘‘Political’’ art. The Village Voice, November 21, p. 63. Hirsch, F. (2005).

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