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Title Toward a critique of guilt [electronic resource] : perspectives from law and the humanities / editor, Matthew Anderson.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 155 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in law, politics, and society, 1059-4337 ; v. 36
Studies in law, politics, and society ; v. 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This special volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" takes up a subject of an enormous import for law and legal scholarship, Guilt. At the center of our belief in law is the hope and expectation that law can differentiate the guilty from the innocent. But as the articles in this volume show law's relationship to guilt is more complex and vexed than that. Law constitutes us as guilty subjects and law itself is a guilty subject. The articles in this volume explore law's guilt about literature, various domains in which bodies of guilt appear, and historical perspectives on the subject of guilt. Taken together they exemplify the way interdisciplinary scholarship opens up new questions and new avenues of inquiry about the social and cultural life of law.
Contents Cover -- Toward a Critique of Guilt: Perspectives from Law and the Humanities -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Board -- Introduction: Guilt and Utopia -- Nietzsche and Freud -- Conclusion -- Summary of Articles -- References -- Part I: (RE)Thinking Law Through Literature -- Law's Guilt about Literature -- Introduction -- Law's Flirtation with Literature: One Discipline or Two? -- The Rule of Law as the Law of Rules9 -- Illusory Interdisciplinarity -- An Honest Interdisciplinarity? -- Notes -- References -- Guilty Professions: Specters of Sameness in Camus's The Fall -- Introduction -- Allegorizing with Specificity -- A Network of Guilt -- Judgment in the Subjunctive -- Notes -- References -- Part II: Bodies of Guilt -- The Injustice of Intersex: Feminist Science Studies and the Writing of a Wrong -- Outline placeholder -- Introduction -- A Genealogy of Feminist Science Studies -- Anne Fausto-Sterling -- Fausto-Sterling's Intersex Critique -- Suzanne Kessler -- Kessler's Intersex Critique -- Exemplification and Exemplarity -- Conclusion: Towards Rewriting? -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- The Cow and the Plow: Animal Suffering, Human Guilt, and the Crime of Cruelty -- Introduction: the Cow and the Plow -- Background: Organizations, Laws -- The (Universal) Corporeal Language of Pain -- What is Cruelty? The Law's Ambiguity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- ''Not a Story to Pass on:'' Sexual Violence and Ethical Act in Toni Morrison's Beloved -- Introduction -- Proceedings too Terrible [Not to] Relate -- Obscene Undersides, Spectral Presences -- Anthropologics -- Alternate Temporalities -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- References -- Part III: Longer Views -- Was Cain Innocent? The Early Rabbis Interpret Guilt -- Introduction -- Cain's Guilt -- Cain's Innocence -- Notes -- References -- Eternal Remorse -- Remorse and Punishment -- Background: The Theories of Punishment and the Remorse Discount -- The Character of Remorse -- Remorse and Violence -- Remorse and Escape -- Remorse and Retribution -- Remorse and Sanction -- Sanction and the State -- Notes -- References -- Last Page.
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Subject Guilt.
Guilt in literature.
Guilt (Law)
Guilt -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Anderson, Matthew Daniel.
Other Form: Print version: Toward a critique of guilt. Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2005 0762311894 (OCoLC)58999332
ISBN 0080459617 (electronic bk.)
9780080459615 (electronic bk.)
9781849503341 (electronic bk.)
1849503346 (electronic bk.)
0762311894 (Cloth)