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Guest Editorial – The Rarest of the Rare – Job Vacancy for A Hangman – Any Takers? : Penology after Derrida

By Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha
Derrida’s Death Penalty seminars have just been translated into English and this issue of Café Dissensus marks this great occasion to widen the debate initiated by Derrida in his seminars.

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From Homines Sacri to Homo Sacer: Punishing the Immanent Sinister Inside

By Subhendra Bhowmick
While this is more reasonable on the part of the lion-king, the subject animals would do better if they revolt. But what if they are themselves somehow obliged to offer this tribute? Often death penalty draws justifications through some kind of immanent ‘guilt’-consciousness of the people, when taken one at a time.

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