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Published: 09 July 2018

208 Pages

5.25 x 8 inches

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