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Injury and Injustice: The Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress [Hardcover]

Item : Injury and Injustice: The Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress [Hardcover]
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ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1108420249
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781108420242
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 101231600

Explores the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings.This book explores the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings. Authors include social theorists, social scientists and legal scholars, and the subject matter extends to the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America.This book explores the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings. Authors include social theorists, social scientists and legal scholars, and the subject matter extends to the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America.This book addresses some of the most difficult and important debates over injury and law now taking place in societies around the world. The essays tackle the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings. Topics include the tension between physical and reputational injuries, the construction of human injuries versus injuries to non-human life, virtual injuries, the normalization and infliction of injuries on vulnerable victims, the question of reparations for slavery, and the paradoxical degradation of victims through legal actions meant to compensate them for their disabilities. Authors include social theorists, social scientists and legal scholars, and the subject matter extends to the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America.Part I. Injury and the Construction of Legal Subjects: 1. The meaning of injury: a disability perspective Sagit Mor; 2. Injury in the unresponsive state: writing the vulnerable subject into neo-liberal legal culture Martha Fineman; 3. One small characteristic: conceptualizing harm to animals and legal personhood Claire Rasmussen; 4. Righteous injuries: victim's rights, discretion, and forbearance in Iranian criminal sanctioning Arzoo Osanloo; Part II. Constructing Injury, Imagining Remedies: 5lú%

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