The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

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INDEX
Aamer, Shaker, 26
abolitionists: attitude toward slaves by, 132–33; Bailey legal argument against, 153; Gradual Abolition Act (New York), 58–59; Henry St. George Tucker’s arguments supporting, 157–58. See also emancipation
Abu Ghraib: use of dogs at, 219; domestic prison cases as model for the treatment at, 95–96; photographs of naked prisoners in, 29, 189, 218–19; rationales of terror applied at, 72, 201; wanton cruelty against detainees of, 189. See also Guantánamo Bay
Ackley, Helen, 1–2, 4, 5, 259n.l
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), 197, 227–28
ACLU National Prison Project, 109
“An Act to Amend the Several Laws Concerning Slaves” (1806), 142–43
An Act to Incorporate the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (1866), 227
administrative segregation, 79–80, 94
“agreeing mind,” 147–51
Alexandra (Lycophron), 18
Alito, Samuel A., Jr., 102, 104, 108
Allen, J. J., 174
Allen, W. F., 220
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 200
American Kennel Stud Book, 241
American Notes (Dickens), 65
Amnesty International, 32, 197, 201
Amusement philosophique sur le langage des bestes (Bougeant), 36
Ancient Laws and Institutes of England (King Alfred), 238
animals: Bailey on slaves as analogous to “kittens,” 161–63; changeling as between man and, 121; debasement of men into, 116–24; dissembling to be like, 115–16; fictions of unnatural classifications of, 117–19; Jamaica Code Noir on slaves and, 125–27, 129–30, 131–32; Jesus casting out unclean spirits into swine, 36; laws on treatment of slaves and, 124–27; Lincoln’s separation of slaves from, 136–37; medieval jurisprudence on, 35–36; prohibiting hypothetical cruelty of slaves to, 127; San Francisco Zoo escape of Tatiana (tiger), 177–79, 207–8; slavery justified by affinity of blacks and, 118–33; surrendered to recompense for shed blood, 127–29; vodou and, 26, 39, 130. See also dogs
Animals, Property, and the Law (Francione), 186
Apollonius of Tyana, 37–38
Arendt, Hannah, 15, 72–73
Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC), 76, 77
Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman: SMU 1 unit in the, 73–74, 75–76, 80–82, 83, 93; SMU 2 unit in the, 73–74, 76–77, 83, 93; special management practice of, 79–80; SSU (special security unit) of, 74, 80–82
Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence, 73, 82–83, 94
Arizona State Prison (Tucson), 84

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Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Holy Dogs, Hecuba’s Bark 1
  • 2 - Civil Death 39
  • 3 - Punishing the Residue 71
  • 4 - Taxonomies 113
  • 5 - A Legal Ethnography 138
  • 6 - Who Gets to Be Wanton? 177
  • 7 - Skin of the Dog 209
  • Acknowledgments 253
  • Notes 259
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 325
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