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.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 146.05 x 222.25 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • 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

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About Desmond Manderson

Desmond Manderson is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.
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