Law is a white dog - how legal rituals make and unmake persons. (Book, 2013) []
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Law is a white dog - how legal rituals make and unmake persons.

Law is a white dog - how legal rituals make and unmake persons.

Author: Colin Dayan
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Dayan
ISBN: 9780691157870 0691157871
OCLC Number: 1026698579
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 368 sidor ; 23.6 cm
Contents: Preface xi Chapter 1: Holy Dogs, Hecuba's Bark 1 Chapter 2: Civil Death 39 Chapter 3: Punishing the Residue 71 Chapter 4: Taxonomies 113 Chapter 5: A Legal Ethnography 138 Chapter 6: Who Gets to Be Wanton? 177 Chapter 7: Skin of the Dog 209 Acknowledgments 253 Notes 259 Bibliography 303 Index 325


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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011: Top 25 Books "The Law is a White Dog is both philosophically breathtaking and politically relevant. Dayan's disrobing of personhood is not simply Read more...

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