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Law and the Humanities
An Introduction

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Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, Cathrine Frank, Costas Douzinas, Kathryn Abrams, Steven L. Winter, Chaya Halberstam, Matthew Smith, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Richard Sherwin, Susanna Lee, Christine Farley, Penny Pether, Ravit Reichman, Harriet Murav, Ariela Gross, Lindsay Farmer, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Desmond Manderson, Karl Shoemaker
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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521899055

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  • Law and the Humanities: An Introduction brings together a distinguished group of scholars from law schools and an array of the disciplines in the humanities. Contributors come from the United States and abroad in recognition of the global reach of this field. This book is, at one and the same time, a stock taking both of different national traditions and of the various modes and subjects of law and humanities scholarship. It is also an effort to chart future directions for the field. By reviewing and analyzing existing scholarship and providing thematic content and distinctive arguments, it offers to its readers both a resource and a provocation. Thus, Law and the Humanities marks the maturation of this “law and” enterprise and will spur its further development.

    • The first book of its kind in the field
    • Interdisciplinary and global
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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521899055
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: on the origins and prospects of the humanistic study of law Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson and Cathrine Frank
    Part I. Perspectives on the History and Significance of Scholarship in Law and the Humanities: Three Views:
    1. A humanities of resistance: fragments for a legal history of humanity Costas Douzinas
    2. Three tales of two texts: an introduction to law and the humanities Kathryn Abrams
    3. Law, culture, and humility Steven L. Winter
    Part II. Ideas of Justice:
    4. Biblical: the passion of the God of justice Chaya Halberstam
    5. Natural and human Catherine Kellogg
    6. Positive Matthew Smith
    7. Postmodern justice Peter Goodrich
    Part III. Imagining the Law:
    8. The novel Susan Sage Heinzelman
    9. Imagining law as film: representation without reference Richard Sherwin
    10. Law and television: screen phenomena and captive audiences Susanna Lee
    11. Art Christine Farley
    Part IV. Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Processes in Law:
    12. Language Penny Pether
    13. Interpretation Jay Mootz
    14. Narrative and rhetoric Ravit Reichman
    15. Justice as translation Harriet Murav
    16. The constitution of history and memory Ariela Gross
    Part V. Institutional Processes:
    17. Trials Lindsay Farmer
    18. Testimony, witnessing Jan-Melissa Schramm
    19. Judgment in law and the humanities Desmond Manderson
    20. Punishment Karl Shoemaker.

  • Editors

    Austin Sarat, Amherst College, Massachusetts
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    Matthew Anderson, University of New England, Maine
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    Cathrine O. Frank, University of New England, Maine
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    Contributors

    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, Cathrine Frank, Costas Douzinas, Kathryn Abrams, Steven L. Winter, Chaya Halberstam, Matthew Smith, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Richard Sherwin, Susanna Lee, Christine Farley, Penny Pether, Ravit Reichman, Harriet Murav, Ariela Gross, Lindsay Farmer, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Desmond Manderson, Karl Shoemaker

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