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Courting Death

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ISBN13: 9780745313665
ISBN: 0745313663
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Pluto Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Death is the one ineradicable fact of being human and how we think about it is central to our understanding of, and engagement with, the world. Our human and cultural construction of death and dying shapes the structure and purpose of our institutions and has underpinned the work of scholars and philosophers down the ages.;In its organization and values, its form and content, its construction of the past and of the future, the relationship between law and mortality remains one of the most perplexing and undertheorised aspects of the legal system, whether dealing with AIDS, euthanasia, sadomasochism, ""mercy killings"", murder, the judicial review of the right to die or the criminal death sentence.;This collection brings together scholars from Australia, Britain and the US to reconsider the relationship between death and the law, in ways that should be of interest to poststructural philosophers and legal theorists and to cultural theorists and practitioners in a wider field.

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Contents:
Bodily remains - a comparative anthology of law and death, Prue Vines; euthanasia and the language of killing, Roger Magnusson and Harry Ballis; euthanasia and the eugenic nature of law, Shaun McVeigh; did he fall or was he pushed?, John Willis; death and taxes - the uses of certainty, Judith Gribich; deadly perversions - S&M, AIDS and criminal law, Simon Bronitt; ""elax perpetua"" - dying declarations and Mozart's ""Requiem"", Desmond Manderson and Piyel Haldar; judgements of danger, Peter Rush.