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Author Sarat, Austin.
Title Knowing the Suffering of Others : Legal Perspectives on Pain and Its Meanings.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.

Subject Law -- Psychological aspects.
Forensic psychiatry.
Jurisprudence.
Alt Name Carodine, Montré D.
Caruth, Cathy, 1955-
Durham, Alan L., 1963-
Fair, Brian K.
Hobbs, Steven.
Keating, Gregory.
Meyer, Linda Ross.
Render, Meredith M.
Sarat, Austin.
Suk, Jeannie.
Witt, John Fabian.
Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Pain and Suffering as Facts of Legal Life -- Austin Sarat; 1. Suffering the Loss of Suffering: How Law Shapes and Occludes Pain -- Linda Ross Meyer; Commentary: Taming Suffering -- Meredith M. Render; 2. The Ambiguous Standing of Suffering in Negligence Law -- Gregory C. Keating; Commentary: Emotional Distress and the Victim's Perspective -- Alan L. Durham; 3. Two Conceptions of Suffering in War -- John Fabian Witt; Commentary: Personal Reflections on Professor John Fabian Witt's "Two Conceptions of Suffering in War" -- Stephen H. Hobbs.
4. Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights -- Cathy CaruthCommentary: A Record but No Truth? Recording and Re-recording Trauma in the Real-Life Struggle for Civil Rights -- Montré D. Carodine; 5. Laws of Trauma -- Jeannie Suk; Commentary: Knowing the Suffering of Others: A Commentary on Jeannie Suk's "Laws of Trauma" -- Bryan K. Fair; Contributors; Index.
Summary In Knowing the Suffering of Others, legal scholar Austin Sarat brings together essays that address suffering as it relates to the law, highlighting the ways law imagines suffering and how pain and suffering become jurisprudential facts. From fetal imaging to end-of-life decisions, torts to international human rights, domestic violence to torture, and the law of war to victim impact statements, the law is awash in epistemological and ethical problems associated with knowing and imagining suffering. In each of these domains we might ask: How well do legal actors perceive and u.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780817387419 (electronic bk.)
0817387412 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 882764599
Additional Format Print version: Sarat, Austin. Knowing the Suffering of Others : Legal Perspectives on Pain and Its Meanings. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2014 9780817357689