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“A Country Worthy of Heroes”: The Old West and the New American Death Penalty

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the twentieth century, frontier mythology played an integral role in the representation of capital punishment as a virtuous practice in two communities responsible for the largest ... More


Aesthetic Criminalization: The Nuisance of Slums

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 4 considers how nuisance talk travels into the judicial process, codifying the aesthetic sensibilities discussed in the previous two chapters into a distinctly propertied form of citizenship. ... More


Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Mick Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book presents a passionate defense of radical ecology that speaks directly to current debates concerning the nature, and dangers, of sovereign power. Engaging the work of Bataille, Arendt, ... More


Biopolitics Today: The Ubiquitous Practice of Life Management

Joanna Zylinska

in Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter illustrates how bioethics is influenced by biopolitics in today’s world. Essentially, bioethics functions in a biopolitical atmosphere. In today’s world, economic profit drives the ... More


Community and Violence

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the constitutive link between violence and community. Not only do all world literatures and origin stories posit war, violence, or bloodshed as the founding act of community, ... More


Concluding Remarks

DAN SAROOSHI

in International Organizations and their Exercise of Sovereign Powers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225774
eISBN:
9780191710346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225774.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The contestations between States over rival conceptions of sovereignty within international organizations are often the very same ... More


Constitution and Revolution

Sarbani Sen

in The Constitution of India: Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071600
eISBN:
9780199080045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071600.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the significance of the Constituent Assembly as the culmination of the prior period of revolutionary struggle, and how its procedures for decision making were a creative ... More


Crisis of Sovereignty

Banu Bargu

in Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163408
eISBN:
9780231538114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163408.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recounts Turkey's historical background, along with its traditions of statecraft and treatment of left radical currents as its “internal enemies,” causing the state to perceive the ... More


Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Jennifer Greiman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

“What is the hangman but a servant of law? And what is that law but an expression of public opinion? And if public opinion be brutal and thou a component part thereof, art thou not the hangman's ... More


Dissemination: Soldiers and Students

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the evidence for the provincial distribution of the relationship between sovereign power and disciplinary association during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ... More


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