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Civil Death

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes what happens to persons in two cases: the free person of property who commits a felony and undergoes civil death and the enslaved person, who, as bearer of “negative ... More


The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Colin Dayan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state—all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout ... More


The Convict’s Two Lives: Civil and Natural Death in the American Prison

Rebecca Mclennan

in America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the extent to which death has shaped life under imprisonment. It considers the rise of an elaborate machinery of civil death—comprised of laws, jurisprudence, institutional ... More


The Purloined Prisoner

Sora Y. Han

in Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines letter writing as a formal, internally produced limit to the erosion of prisoners’ First Amendment right to expression. It details how mass incarceration and its administration ... More


Scripture, historicism and the critique of authority

David J. Appleby

in Black Bartholomew's Day: Preaching, Polemic and Restoration Nonconformity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075612
eISBN:
9781781701744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075612.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter aims to decode the rhetorical content of the farewell sermons of the Bartholomean clergy, describing how political comment was skilfully embedded in the exegesis and how the apocalyptic ... More


Decompositional Rights

Sora Y. Han

in Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter revisits and restages U.S. Supreme Court cases on affirmative action and the critique of “reverse discrimination” claims within a broader set of jurisprudential and philosophical ... More


Life and Death: Reentry after Incarceration

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The fifth chapter works with three overlapping narratives and unfinished reports about the “re-entry from prison” to illustrate how punishment exceeds outside of prisons walls, and how meanings ... More


For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the Children argues that the child is a critical figure to the understanding of the struggle to dismantle America’s prison nation. The child--and all producing institutions including schools, ... More


Brothers and Sisters of Asylumia: Literary Life in the New York State Lunatic Asylum

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Opal, a journal of patients' creative writing published at the New York State Lunatic Asylum. It reconstructs the psychiatric theory and practice behind the journal's ... More


Introduction

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the introduction of For the Children the chapter opens with a community response to the closure of a prison. Local residents protested the closure, stating that the action would harm their ... More


The Trouble with the Child in the Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The second chapter focuses on the circulation of real and imagined children in four movements that surround the carceral state to illustrate how the invocation of children/childhood, even with the ... More


Not This: Building Futures Now

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The seventh and final chapter of For the Children analyzes the challenges and possibilities of small-scale initiatives that struggles to build other forms of public safety beyond prisons and ... More


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