Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
xi, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Interpreting the violent state / Austin Sarat and Jennifer L. Culbert On the forms of state killing The innocuousness of state lethality in an age of national security / Robin Wagner-Pacifici Oedipal sovereignty and the war in Iraq / Jeremy Arnold Sacrifice and sovereignty / Mateo Taussig-Rubbo Due process and lethal confinement / Colin Dayan From time to torture : the hellish future of the criminal sentence / Thomas L. Dumm The child in the broom closet : states of killing and letting die / Elizabeth A. Povinelli The lethality of the Canadian state's (re)cognition of indigenous peoples / Mark Antaki and Coel Kirkby Investigating the discourses of death Death in the first person / Peter Brooks Open secrets, or the postscript of capital punishment / Ravit Pe'er-Lamo Reichman Ethical exception : capital punishment in the figure of sovereignty / Adam Thurschwell No mercy / Adam Sitze.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.