Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture (Hardback)

£60.00
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

From the excesses of Puritan patriarchs to the barbarism of slavery and on into the prison-industrial complex, punishment in the US has a long and gruesome history. In the post-Vietnam era, the prison population has increased tenfold and the death penalty has enjoyed a renaissance. Cruel and Unusual offers an exploration of the history of punishment as mediated in American culture. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, psychoanalysis and Foucault's influential work on discipline, Brian Jarvis examines a range of cultural texts, from seventeenth century execution sermons to twenty-first century prison films, to uncover the politics, economics and erotics of punishment. This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary survey constructs a genealogy of cruelty through close reading of novels by Hawthorne and Melville, fictional accounts of the Rosenberg execution by Coover and Doctorow, slave narratives and prison writings by African Americans and the critically neglected genre of American prison films.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPenology & punishmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 20/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780745315430  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Brian Jarvis lectures in American Literature at Loughborough University. This is his first book.

More books by Brian Jarvis

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Death of the Artist: Art World...
(Paperback)
Nicola McCartney
 
 
£17.99
 
Portrait
(Hardback)
Jean-Luc Nancy; Sarah Clift; Simon...
 
£69.00
£72.00
 
The Edinburgh Companion to Animal...
(Hardback)
Lynn Turner; Undine Sellbach; Ron...
 
 
£150.00
 
Immersive Theatre: Engaging the Audience
(Paperback)
Josh Machamer
 
 
£20.06
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
Folklore of the Yorkshire Moors
10/02/2018

Read an Extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know
05/02/2018

Read an extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know, her memoir about living with dementia.

Where are you really from? An extract from Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
02/02/2018

Read an extract from Afua Hirsch's book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd