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Author Dahlberg, Leif, 1962-
Title Visualizing Law and Authority : Essays on Legal Aesthetics.
Imprint Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012.

Author Dahlberg, Leif, 1962-
Series Law & Literature ; v. 4
Law & Literature.
Subject Law and aesthetics -- Congresses.
Law and literature -- Congresses.
Description 1 online resource (312 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Contents Introduction. Visualising Law and Authority; Part 1. Towards a Legal Aesthetics; "Iconic" Texts of Law and Religion: A Tale of Two Decalogues; Law Suits: Clothing as the Image of Law; Part 2. Images of Law and Authority; Law and the Equivocal Image: Sacred and Profane in Royal Portraiture; Mise en scene and subversion of political power through dance:Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet; Mapping the Law of Stockholm. Reading Old Maps of Stockholm as Representing and Constituting Judicial Space; Mapping absence. Maps as meta-artistic discourse in literature.
Iconology of Law and Dis-Order in the Television Series Law & Order Special Victims UnitPart 3. Law and Authority in Art; Body Politics. Normative Gaze, Carnal Intimacy and Touching Pain in Vanessa Beecroft's Art; Mirroring the Law: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Santiago Sierra, Tehching Hsieh, and Chantal Akerman; Body and Authority in Contemporary Art: Tehching Hsieh's One-Year Performances; Global Panopticism. On the Eye of Power in Modern Surveillance Society and Post-Orwellian Self-Surveillance and Sousveillance-Strategies in Modern Art; Part 4. The Authority of the Image in Law.
Crime Evidence: 'Simulacres et Simulations', Photography as Forensic EvidenceConstitutional Purgatory: Shades and Presences Inside the Courtroom; List of Images; Name Index; Subject Index.
Summary The volume "Visualizing Law and Authority. Essays on Legal Aesthetics" brings together revised papers from the international conference "Law and the Image", held in Stockholm, 24-25 September, 2010. The participants/contributors belong to the disciplines of Art history, Cultural studies, Literary and Media studies, and Law. The contributions discuss the complex relations between law, media and visual phenomena. The common theme of the essays consists in an examination of the scopic field and of regimes of visibility in phenomenological terms, arguing that law constitutes a cognitive and aesthe.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110285444 (electronic bk.)
3110285444 (electronic bk.)
9783110285376 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 826480021
Additional Format Print version: Dahlberg, Leif. Visualizing Law and Authority : Essays on Legal Aesthetics. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2012 9783110285376

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