Courting Death

Courting Death : The Law of Mortality

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This collection deals with complex issues relating to death such as `mercy killings', the `right to die' and murder. the relationship will always be controversial. This timely and provocative collection brings together scholars from Australia, Britain and the US.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 146.05 x 222.25 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745313663
  • 9780745313665

Table of contents

Introduction: Tales from the Crypt: A Metaphor, An Image, A Story Desmond Manderson Part One: In Extremis 1. Death as the Horizon of Law Peter Fitzpatrick 2. Et Lex Perpetua: Dying Declarations and the Terror of Sussmayr Desmond Manderson 3. Killing Me Softly: Capital Punishment and the Technologies for Taking Life Austin Sarat 4. The Sanctity of Death: Poetry and the Law and Ethics of Euthanasia Melanie Williams Part Two: Post Mortem 5. But a Lump of Earth: The Legal Status of the Corpse Ngaire Naffine 6. Bodily Remains in the Cemetery and the Burial Ground: A Comparative Anthropology of Law and Death Prue Vines 7. Did He Fall or Was He Pushed? Inquiring Into Pitjantjatjara Deaths Jon Willis 8. Pro Patria Mori: Law, Reconciliation, and the Nation Scott Veitch Part Three: Momento Mori 9. Law Deathbound: Antigone and the Dialectics of Nomos and Thanatos Costas Douzinas 10. The Ethical Obligation to Show Allegiance to the Un-knowable Marinos Diamantides 11. Stephen Dedalus' Magic Words: Death and the Law Between James Joyce & Pierre Legendre Adam Gearey 12. Courting Death Peter Goodrich Contributors' Notes Indexshow more