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The Resource Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A., Pam McAllister

Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A., Pam McAllister

Label
Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A.
Title
Death defying
Title remainder
dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A.
Statement of responsibility
Pam McAllister
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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McAllister, Pam
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
M38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Capital punishment
Label
Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A., Pam McAllister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death Defying Steps of Extraordinary Optimism -- 1. The Sad and Sordid History of Capital Punishment -- Which crimes fit this punishment? -- The global shift away from capital punishment -- Crimes of the famously executed -- Not for humans only -- Waiting: Life on the edge of the abyss -- Which postures fit the penalty?: methods of execution -- from the cross to the syringe -- 2. Three Myths about the Death Penalty -- The myth of closure -- The myth of deterrence -- The myth of proportionality (or -- only the worst-of-the-worst get the ultimate punishment) -- 3. Finding Common Ground -- We all want to be safe -- We want our criminal justice system to be fair -- Seven ways in which the death penalty is routinely unfair -- 4. Facing Complicated Truths -- Revenge: it may feel good in the moment, but there's hell to pay the next day -- Capital punishment impacts those who impose it -- People can change -- 5. Varieties of Nonviolent Action toward the Abolition of Capital Punishment -- I. Nonviolent protest and persuasion -- II. Nonviolent noncooperation -- III. Nonviolent intervention: actions that disrupt business as usual -- IV. Building the new society -- one paper clip at a time -- V. Organizing in the religious context -- Some good news for activists -- 6. Let It Get under Your Skin (make it personal) -- Meditate on the details -- In case I'm murdered -- Say their names -- resist disappearance
Control code
51991827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780826414632
Lccn
2003014548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A., Pam McAllister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death Defying Steps of Extraordinary Optimism -- 1. The Sad and Sordid History of Capital Punishment -- Which crimes fit this punishment? -- The global shift away from capital punishment -- Crimes of the famously executed -- Not for humans only -- Waiting: Life on the edge of the abyss -- Which postures fit the penalty?: methods of execution -- from the cross to the syringe -- 2. Three Myths about the Death Penalty -- The myth of closure -- The myth of deterrence -- The myth of proportionality (or -- only the worst-of-the-worst get the ultimate punishment) -- 3. Finding Common Ground -- We all want to be safe -- We want our criminal justice system to be fair -- Seven ways in which the death penalty is routinely unfair -- 4. Facing Complicated Truths -- Revenge: it may feel good in the moment, but there's hell to pay the next day -- Capital punishment impacts those who impose it -- People can change -- 5. Varieties of Nonviolent Action toward the Abolition of Capital Punishment -- I. Nonviolent protest and persuasion -- II. Nonviolent noncooperation -- III. Nonviolent intervention: actions that disrupt business as usual -- IV. Building the new society -- one paper clip at a time -- V. Organizing in the religious context -- Some good news for activists -- 6. Let It Get under Your Skin (make it personal) -- Meditate on the details -- In case I'm murdered -- Say their names -- resist disappearance
Control code
51991827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780826414632
Lccn
2003014548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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