Rethinking Law and Violence

ISBN : 9780190120993

Latika Vashist; Jyoti Dogra Sood
436 Pages
150 x 221 mm
Pub date
Aug 2020
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Conceptualized outside the theoretical framing of both liberal as well as critical approaches, this book re-imagines the law by exploring the contradictions and polarities of in terms of its relationship with violence. It encompasses and interweaves themes and ideas as diverse as death penalty, community might, state sovereignty on the one hand, to animal rights, sexual consent, children's agency and LGBT rights, on the other. While acknowledging that law is fundamentally and inherently tied to violence, the objective of this eclectic collection is to respond to and engage with the violence of law by exploring alternate ways of conceptualizing, reading, practising, and making the law.


List of Abbreviations
The Real of Law
'Human Rights', 'Rule of Law', and 'Violence'
Hegemony without Dominance: Notes on the Rule of Law in India
Law at the Heart of Violence
Violent Beasts and Legal Animals
Violence, Desire, and Death Penalty: Reactions on the Foundations of Modern Legal Subjectivity
Violence against the Law: Reading Sexual Minority Judgements in Contemporary India
Law, Violence, and Sexual Consent
Negated Agency, Silenced Voice, and the Continued Negotiations in the Spaces Within
Reflections on the Future of Violence
Epilogue: Approaches to Evil
Notes on the Editors and Contributors

About the author: 

Latika Vashist teaches at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Jyoti Dogra Sood teaches at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, India. Jyoti Dogra Sood is Associate Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

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