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Introduction

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

While exclusion from law is often assumed to be an historical phenomenon, the discussion here argues that it is an enduring and important tactic of state power. Such exclusion can occur in two ... More


The Enigma of Giorgio Agamben

Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron, and Alex Murray

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Giorgio Agamben's oeuvre is unified by a conviction of the necessity of undoing the divisive powers of language, of the essential relationship of language to law, and of the potentiality of ... More


Saint Cardín: Sacredness, ‘Sinthomosexuality’ and the (Non-) Place of the Queer in the Spain of the Transition

in Queer Events: Post-deconstructive Subjectivities in Spanish Writing and Film, 1960s to 1990s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314674
eISBN:
9781846316180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314674.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the works of openly gay writer Alberto Cardín. It provides an interpretation of his Dialéctica y canibalismo and Sin más ni más based on Giorgio Agamben's ideas in Homo Sacer. ... More


Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Conor McCarthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Outlawry and espionage would seem to be quite different phenomena, rarely discussed together. This book argues that they have something in common - that both involve exclusion from law. Challenging ... More


Outside the Law in the Middle Ages

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by looking at what outlawry means in a legal sense in medieval England, drawing comparisons between the characterisation of the outlaw as an excluded figure and Agamben's ... More


Aristotle

Jussi Backman

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Homo Sacer, Giorgio Agamben’s transformative twenty-year project in political ontology, is framed at its very outset in terms of Aristotelian philosophy – read, as we will see, from a strongly ... More


The Endurance of Exclusion: Versions of Ned Kelly

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the endurance of the practice of outlawry into nineteenth century Australia, and the subsequent endurance of the Australian bushranger in multiple reinterpretations and ... More


‘We’re Not Policemen’: Espionage and Law in John le Carré

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The second part of the book turns to a discussion of extralegality and espionage, beginning with a reading of three novels by John le Carré set against the background of historical events – the ... More


Damnatio Memoriae

Hamid Dabashi

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzing public debates on the atrocities committed in Abu Ghraib Prison on the one hand and those committed in Iran’s Kahrizak Prison on the other, this chapter argues that in the Iranian case, ... More


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