The Resource Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty, (ebook)

Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty, (ebook)

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Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty
Title
Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty
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eng
Summary
Jacques Derrida has written that "the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary with and indissociable from a contestation of the death penalty." How, Kamuf asks, does literature contest the death penalty today, particularly in the United States, where it remains the last of its kind in a nation that professes to be a democracy? What resources do fiction, narrative, and poetic language supply in the age of the remains of the death penalty? Following a lucid account of Derrida's approach to the death penalty, Kamuf pursues these questions across literary texts by George Orwell, Robert Coover, Norman Mailer, Franz Kafka, and Charles Baudelaire. The readings address a range of questions that haunt the death penalty: - the "mysteries" of witness; - secrecy and public display; - the undecidable relation of capital punishment and suicide; - the sovereign powers of death and of pardon; - and ways performative literary language can "play the law." In relation to the death penalties they represent, these literary survivals may be seen as the ashes or remains of the phantasm that the death penalty has always been, the phantasm of calculating and ending finitude. A major contribution to the field of law and society, this book makes the case for literature as a space for contesting the death penalty, a case that scholars and activists working across a range of traditions will need to confront
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Kamuf, Peggy
Dewey number
809/.933556
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory Ser
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  • Capital punishment in literature
  • American fiction
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adult
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Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823282319
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12242038
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remote
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12242038
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MWT12242038
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823282319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12242038
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12242038
System control number
MWT12242038
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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