The Criminal Spectre in Law, Literature and Aesthetics

The Criminal Spectre in Law, Literature and Aesthetics : Incriminating Subjects

3 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This book analyses the legal and aesthetic discourses that combine to shape the image of the criminal, and that image's contemporary endurance. The author traces the roots of contemporary ideas about criminality back to legal, philosophical and aesthetic concepts originating in the nineteenth century. Building on the ideas of Foucault and Walter Benjamin, Hutchings argues that the criminal, as constructed in places such as popular crime stories or the law of insanity, became an obsession which haunted nineteenth century thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.45mm | 430g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138966940
  • 9781138966949

Table of contents

1. Introduction: 'This subject of ghosts' 2. Spectacularizing crime, ghostwriting the law 3. Mad, murderous and dangerous to know 4. The feminine phantom: women, crime and fantasy 5. Modern forensics: photography and other suspects 6. The genius of crimeshow more

Rating details

2 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 50% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 50% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X