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Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Beth A. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures argues that ancient rabbis and Christians used death penalty discourse to invent themselves as ... More


Epilogue: Mass Culture's Search for Disorder

Michael Ayers Trotti

in The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and Sensationalism in the South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831786
eISBN:
9781469604374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899038_trotti.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes with a discussion of nineteenth-century American society's fascination with criminals: their acts and their bodies, their expressions, gait, manner, visage, and images of them ... More


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