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Published: 06 September 2018

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780190888589

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The Will to Punish

Didier Fassin and Edited by Christopher Kutz

The Berkeley Tanner Lectures

  • Provides a way to reconsider legal and philosophical readings of punishment through the combination of a genealogical and ethnographic approach
  • Demonstrates that punishment is not what we think it is—that its actual logics differ from its ideal justifications, and that its unequal distribution corresponds less to what is punishable than to who is punishable
  • Presents analyses of the author's arguments from three distinguished scholars in sociology, history and law