Intersections of Law and Culture by Priska GislerIntersections of Law and Culture by Priska Gisler

Intersections of Law and Culture

byPriska GislerEditorSara Steinert Borella, C. Wiedmer

Hardcover | November 30, 2012

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An inter-disciplinary, international collection that examines the mutual influences between law and culture through a series of sophisticated case studies showing how cultural phenomena are brought under legal regulation, how laws are resisted through cultural practices, and how those practices shape the way in which law is understood and applied.
PRISKA GISLER is Director of Research at the Y Institute for Transdisciplinarity, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland. SARA STEINERT BORELLA and CAROLINE WIEDMER are both Professors of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Franklin College, Switzerland.
Title:Intersections of Law and CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.74 inPublished:November 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230293832

ISBN - 13:9780230293830

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Table of Contents

Introduction: P.Gisler, S.S.Borella & C.Wiedmer.- PART I: THE CODIFICATION OF CULTURE.- Law as Gendered Narratives: Criminal Court Decisions against Left Wing Terrorists; D.Grisard.- Every Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Visualizing Judicial Authority in the Press; L.Moran.- I Hereby Find you Guilty of Cheating: How Television Judges Give Personal Problems Legal Dimensions; A.Krakus.- Female Genital Cutting, Migration and the Art of Legal Boundary Maintenance; C.Wiedmer.- PART II: PERFORMING RESISTANCE.- The Actant Doesn't Speak: Configuring a Law for Research on Humans; P.Gisler.- Giù le mani dalla mia storia: Performing Regional Identity Politics in Ticino; S.S.Borella.- 'That's Life:' Actualizing the Non Lieu as Empty Space; F.Ferrari.- PART III: SHIFTING EPISTEMOLOGIES .- 'On the Study Methods of our Time:' Methodologies of Law and Literature in the Context of Interdisciplinary Studies; J.Gaakeer.- The Reader as Thought Experiment: Character, Moral Luck and the Contingent; M.Williams.- Between the Rational and the Marvellous: Edgar Allan Poe and the Counter-Enlightenment Origins of the Modern Detective Story; N.Sargent .- Law's Life on the Screen; R.Sherwin.