The Punishment of Death

Author: Society for the Diffusion of Information on the Subject of Capital Punishments
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First compilation of a series of articles relating to the criminal law. Contains dozens of speeches, petitions and essays on the forgery laws, the penal codes of different nations, the use of interrogations, protests against specific criminal cases, etc.

The Culture of Punishment

Author: Michelle Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814799994
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Analyzes social aspects of prison, covering various theories about the role and function of punishment in society in the United States, including how the culture of imprisonment carries over into everyday life through television shows, movies, prison tourism, and other avenues, and examines the negative impact of penal spectatorship.

Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004349316
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Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China is a comprehensive introduction to the daybook manuscripts found in Warring States, Qin, and Han tombs (453 BCE–220 CE) and intended for use in daily life.

Renaissance Historicism

Author: Arthur F. Kinney
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870235986
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Renaissance is presently the focus for all the new critical theories that reexamine literary texts: feminism, Marxism, deconstruction, postmodernism, and cultural poetics. Renaissance Historicism collects some of the best essays that illustrate all the major traditional methods of historical literary criticism as well as the wide range of new critical perspectives by established authorities and important new voices. Already hailed in Studies in English Literature as the collection which caused "the New Historicism" to enter "into scholarly canonicity," this volume is both an introduction to and survey of a rapidly growing field of debate and achievement. The range of this volume is unmatched in the viewpoints it employs and in the texts and genres it reconsiders. A new preface reviews succinctly all the methods--old and new, scholarly and critical--brought into play by the contributors. The accessibility of the contents makes this collection equally valuable as an introduction to historicism and literary texts and as a reference for future study.

Escape to Prison

Author: Michael Welch
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520286162
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The resurrection of former prisons as museums has caught the attention of tourists along with scholars interested in studying what is known as dark tourism. Unsurprisingly, due to their grim subject matter, prison museums tend to invert the “Disneyland” experience, becoming the antithesis of “the happiest place on earth.” In Escape to Prison, the culmination of years of international research, noted criminologist Michael Welch explores ten prison museums on six continents, examining the complex interplay between culture and punishment. From Alcatraz to the Argentine Penitentiary, museums constructed on the former locations of surveillance, torture, colonial control, and even rehabilitation tell unique tales about the economic, political, religious, and scientific roots of each site’s historical relationship to punishment.

Capital Punishment

Author: Michael Kronenwetter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074323
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This revised edition of a perennial bestseller, with more than 50 percent new material, is a much-needed overview of a hotly debated topic. * Primary documents including the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the death penalty; "Evangelium Vitae," Pope John Paul's encyclical letter opposing the death penalty; and the South African court opinion abolishing the death penalty * Lists of organizations in the United States and abroad, mostly devoted to the abolition of the death penalty