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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Sensing Law

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Edited by: Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke

ISBN13: 9781138188761
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling, and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power, or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force.

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1. Introduction: When Law and the Senses Meet, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Diana Majury and Dawn Moore

Part I: Expertise and Translation
2. What It’s Like: Demonstrative Evidence of Subjective Experience, Neal Feigenson
3. Seeing the Similarities in Songs: Music Plagiarism, Forensic Musicology and the Translation of Sound in the Courtroom, Michael Mopas and Amelia Curran
4. Forensic Technologies in British Music Copyright, Jose Bellido
5. Legal Sensibilities and the Language of Gesture in Late Eighteenth-Century British Satirical Prints, Miriam Wallace
6. Beyond the Evidence of the Senses: Un-settling the Law’s Epistemic Commitment to a Standpoint of Naïve Realism in Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Purloined Letter", Neil Sargent

Part II: Time, Space and Place
7. Genius Loci: Law and the Sense of Place, Isolde de Villiers
8. Law’s Sense of Smell: Odours and Evictions at the Landlord and Tenant Board, Sarah Buhler
9. ‘The Stilling of Radiant Energy’: Learning about Law in a Photovoice Project with Aamjiwnaang ‘Green Teens’, Adrian Smith
10. The Optics of War : Bombing, Performances and Fantasies of Distinction in International Law, Christine Wilke

Part III: Bodies
11. The Smell of Neglect: A Trans-corporeal Feminism for Environmental Justice, Dayna Scott
12. How to Make Sense? An Aesthesis of Citizenship and Legitimacy, Anne Quema
13. The Law Below: Sounding the Animal Subject in the Remote Sensing Regime, John Shiga
14. Sensing Sexual Assault: Evidencing Truth Claims in the Forensic Sensorium, Sameena Mulla