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Law and the Humanities: An Introduction

Edited by: Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, Catherine Frank

ISBN13: 9780521899055
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.99
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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.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
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
2. 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.