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Impersonations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 301

Impersonations

  • Categories: Law

Personhood is considered at once a sign of legal-political status and of socio-cultural agency, synonymous with the rational individual, subject, or citizen. Yet, in an era of life-extending technologies, genetic engineering, corporate social responsibility, and smart technology, the definition of the person is neither benign nor uncontested. Boundaries that previously worked to secure our place in the social order are blurring as never before. What does it mean, then, to be a person in the twenty-first century? In Impersonations, Sheryl N. Hamilton uses five different kinds of persons - corporations, women, clones, computers, and celebrities - to discuss the instability of the concept of pe...

Becoming Biosubjects
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Becoming Biosubjects

  • Categories: Law

Becoming Biosubjects examines the ways in which the Canadian government, media, courts, and everyday Canadians are making sense of the challenges being posed by biotechnologies. The authors argue that the human body is now being understood as something that is fluid and without fixed meaning. This has significant implications both for how we understand ourselves and how we see our relationships with other forms of life. Focusing on four major issues, the authors examine the ways in which genetic technologies are shaping criminal justice practices, how policies on reproductive technologies have shifted in response to biotechnologies, the debates surrounding the patenting of higher life forms, and the Canadian (and global) response to bioterrorism. Regulatory strategies in government and the courts are continually evolving and are affected by changing public perceptions of scientific knowledge. The legal and cultural shifts outlined in Becoming Biosubjects call into question what it means to be a Canadian, a citizen, and a human being.

Law's Expression
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 147

Law's Expression

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Sensing Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Sensing Law

  • Categories: Law

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.

Sensing Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Sensing Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-11-25
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  • Publisher: Routledge

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.

Spoof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 374

Spoof

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-13
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  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

Spoof is the story of the lives of two men who are identical twins. Terry Lickliter and his brother Tom were minor characters in Illusive Innocence, my first novel. In Spoof both men are in their late fortys. Terry worked in Silicon Valley until the mid-nineties and made a fortune when his company sold out to a high tech giant. He moved to Grand Haven Michigan and built two large houses on Lake Michigan, a Victorian with an attached lighthouse and a Tudor. Tom Lickliter resided in Florida and worked as an Electrician and moved back to Michigan to join his brother. The two brothers had been living twenty-eight hundred miles apart. Terry and his wife Kristine (a true San Franciscan) are rich a...

Soul Surfer
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Soul Surfer

They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing - not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack - could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii Bethany responded to the shark's stealth with a calmness beyond belief. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately thought: 'Get to the beach...' Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Ted Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the operating theatre. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was 'When can I surf again?' it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story - a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

Chronotopes of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Chronotopes of Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-01-09
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical tools that do not have a single provenance or a single political or normative aim but that work well in combination. Analyses of legal temporality carried out by anthropologists and studies of law and space undertaken by geographers and legal scholars have proliferated in recent years, but these research traditions have remained largely separate. By adapting notions such as intertextuality, dialogism, and the ‘chronotope’ from Mikhail Bak...

The Lighthouse Kids of Maatsuyker Island
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The Lighthouse Kids of Maatsuyker Island

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This is the story of seven-year-old Jonah and four-year-old Evie's adventure living on Maatsuyker Island. Jonah and Evie were lucky to be the first children in more than 10 years to live on the island exploring and discovering the magic of Maat.

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 456

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010

The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 is the third in a series of action plans that have been produced at the start of each decade. The book analyses the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status of all the species and subspecies of Australia's birds, including those of the offshore territories. For each bird the size and trend in their population and distribution has been analysed using the latest iteration of IUCN Red List Criteria to determine their risk of extinction. The book also provides an account of all those species and subspecies that are or are likely to be extinct. Each categorisation is justified on the basis of the latest research, including much unpubli...