- Sensing law / edited by Sheryl N. Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent and Christiane Wilke.
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Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
- Local Note:
Canadian contributors: Sheryl N. Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent and Christiane Wilke, Amelia Curan, Michael Mopas, Carleton University; Sarah Buhler, University of Saskatchewan; David Howes, Concordia University and McGill University; Anne Qu©♭ma, Acadia University; John Shiga, Ryerson University.
Osgoode faculty contributor: Professor Dayna Scott.
"A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law's empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force. The senses, it is argued, operate as a vector for the implication of subjects in legal webs, but also as a powerful site of resistance to legal definition and determination. From the sensorium of animals to technologically mediated perception, the ways in which the law senses and the ways in which senses are brought before the law invite a questioning of the categories of liberal humanism. And, as this volume demonstrates, this questioning opens up the both interesting and important possibility of imagining other sensual subjectivities."
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"A Glasshouse book".
- Physical Description:
x, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-324) and index.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
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