Executing Freedom

Author: Daniel LaChance
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606672X
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That question is at the heart of Executing Freedom, a powerful, wide-ranging examination of the place of the death penalty in American culture and how it has changed over the years.

The Cultural Lives Of Capital Punishment

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
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We further claim that, even though it is important to consider political (Neumeyer
2004) and socioeconomic (Simon 1997) factors that shape the existence of
capital punishment across geographic and social spaces, it is its cultural life that
... Execution itself, the moment of state killing, is today an occasion for rich
symbolization, for the production of public images of evil or of an unruly freedom
whose only containment is in a state-imposed death, and for Active re-creations
of the scene of ...

Incarceration Nation

Author: Stephen J. Hartnett
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759104204
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He is the author of Democratic Dissent & The Cultural Fictions of Antebellum
America, which won the National Communication Association's 2002 Winans and
Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public
Address, and ... He is currently working on The Waiting Room, an interactive art
installation organized around community conversations about the death penalty,
and Executing Democracy: Arguing About Capital Punishment in America, 1683-

The Death Penalty

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
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The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment Consideration of influences on the death
penalty next moves from philosophical and policy perspectives and public
opinion to consider the way in which capital punishment is portrayed in popular
culture. ... Today in the United States and some other countries, execution itself,
the moment of state killing, is still an occasion for rich symbolization, for the
production of public images of evil or of an unruly freedom whose only
containment is in a ...

Executing Democracy Capital Punishment The Making Of America 1683 1807

Author: Stephen J. Hartnett
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
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If, as Sacvan Bercovitch has argued, political life in America depends upon "a
way of imagining" the relationship between the individual and the state, what I
have called elsewhere enabling "cultural fictions," then the post-Revolutionary
backlash against democracy would require not only marshalling state violence
but also developing new ways of imagining the nation, including new cultural
fictions justifying state-sanctioned violence.1 I also argued in chapter 2 that the
emergence of ...

Screen Jesus

Author: Peter Malone
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883902
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the courthouse, Spielberg shows the three masts of the ship Amistad (which
means “Freedom”) outlined above the roofs like the three crosses in the sketches
of Calvary. Spielberg, not a Christian, is using the inherited cultural symbols from
Christianity to focus a discussion on slavery using Christian insights. Spielberg
also used ... In films taking an anti–capital punishment stance, the criminal to be
executed is shown with arms outstretched evocative of Jesus on the cross. This is
true of ...

The American Spectator

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In December he spared the life of the first person scheduled to be executed by
the federal government in 37 years, Juan Raul Garza. As I say, Clinton only went
part way. He ordered a six- month delay of Garza's execution. He should have
spared his life completely and let him remain in the pen for the rest of his life.
Garza is a cold-blooded murderer, but it is time to suspend capital punishment in
America. Clinton also got his reasoning wrong. He favored delaying the
execution ...

International Human Rights Treaties

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The State Department has set forth reservations in each of the four covenants
with regard to the restrictions on freedom of speech and press permitted by the
covenants in order to punish by law the dissemination of ideas based on racial
superiority or hatred, 'or propaganda for war or racism, or incitement to such acts.
(Elimination of ... There is no need for the United States to align this country
actively with those diminishing numbers of states that impose capital punishment.
Nor should ...

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
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Citizens' Legal Beliefs and Experiences as Death Penalty Jurors; SA04558
Intrinsic and Environmental Vulnerabilities among Executed Capital Offenders:
Revisiting the Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Criminal Aggression; SA04627 A
Matter of Guilt or Innocence: How News Reports Affect Support for the Death
Penalty in the United States; SA03766 Capitalism Birth of a Market Economy:
Hungarian Agriculture after Socialism; SA04214 The Bund: Littoral Space of
Empire in the Treaty ...

A Capital Punishment Anthology

Author: Victor L. Streib
Publisher: Anderson Pub Co
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Yet in contemporary society, with the importance we attach to personal freedom,
trial justice, and the safeguarding of the innocent, this is the only way that the
state may act retributively. ... However, if we understand the intuition's cultural
roots, we see that it does not follow that there ought to be a state system of capital
punishment. ... Its central premise — that executing murderers will save more
lives than are taken — provides a reasonable moral basis for a system of state
executions ...