Title

Death, Unraveled

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

24 p.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Emerald

Source Publication

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

Source ISSN

1059-4337

Abstract

This chapter explores knowledge practices around the subject of capital punishment. Capital sentencing jurisprudence and certain strands of academic scholarship on the death penalty have certain resonances with recent developments in reflexive cultural anthropology. Using the notion of productive unraveling, this chapter seeks to reinforce relations between these various knowledge practices by conceiving of them as situated on the same ground, already interwoven with one another. This chapter presents itself as both an example of and a call for the development of interconnections between these various kinds of expert knowledges concerning the death penalty.

Comments

Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 42 (2008): 197-220. DOI.