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Secrets and Laws : Ucl S - Melanie Williams

Secrets and Laws

Ucl S

By: Melanie Williams (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 20th May 2005
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This book demonstrates that law can be newly interrogated when examined through the lens of literature. Like its forerunner, Empty Justice, the book creates simple pathways which energise and illustrate the links between legal theory and legal science and doctrine, through the wider visions of history, literature and culture. This broadening approach is integral to understanding law in the context of wider debates and media in the community. The book provides a collection of essays, with additional commentary which reflects upon very recent scholarship and debate on a range of ethico-legal topics; it also illustrates how conventional legal matters may be rendered lively and palatable, as an adjunct to approaching doctrine and cases 'cold' in the conventional textbook manner. The chapters range from examination of current thought on cohabitation and marriage laws (via Jude the Obscure), 19th century medico-legal cases relevant to current narratives of insanity in women and the nature and status of expert evidence generally; assisted suicide and autonomy (via a poem by Jon Stallworthy) to an essay on the nature of race and ethnicity (via a poem by R S Thomas), a discussion of obscenity and moral philosophy (via an essay on Crash by J G Ballard and the philosophy of Bernard Williams) and a history of ideas discussion of positivism, natural law and political crisis, war and terrorism through legal and political theory texts and a poem by Auden. The materials refer to case law where appropriate. The chapters range from examination of current thought on cohabitation and marriage laws (via Jude the Obscure), 19th century medico-legal cases relevant to current narratives of insanity in women and the nature and status of expert evidence generally; assisted suicide and autonomy (via a poem by Jon Stallworthy) to an essay on the nature of race and ethnicity (via a poem by R S Thomas), a discussion of obscenity and moral philosophy (via an essay on Crash by J G Ballard and the philosophy of Bernard Williams) and a history of ideas discussion of positivism, natural law and political crisis, war and terrorism through legal and political theory texts and a poem by Auden. The materials refer to case law where appropriate.

Law And Poetry: Jurisprudence, Politics, War and the Message
Nationhood and Identity
Ethics, Law and Assisted Suicide
Law And Popular Culture: Sex and Violence, Nature or Nurture?
Choices and Censorship
Media Hijack
Law and Prose Narratives
Law, Morals, Marriage and Cohabitation
Rape or Seduction? Facts and Fictions Tess of the dUrbervilles and John Sutherland
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ISBN: 9781844720194
ISBN-10: 1844720195
Series: Ucl S
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 20th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1