Lancement de l'édition: "Troubling Law’s Sensorium: Explorations in Sensational Jurisprudence"

Évènement

Maison Thomson Salle de bal, 3650, rue McTavish, Montréal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Le Centre for Sensory Studies de l'Université Concordia, en association avec le Centre pour les droits de la personne et le pluralisme juridique de McGill, vous convie au lancement d'une édition spéciale de La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société, no. 34(2), préparée par le rédacteur en chef invité, le professeur David Howes, qui explore les relations entre les sens et le droit.

Un léger déjeuner sera servi à 12h30. Les présentations et les discussions s'entameront vers 13h15. Bievenue à tous et toutes.

Résumé

[En anglais seulement] Some questions addressed in this special issue include: How are notions of justice informed by sensory models? What values does the design and atmosphere of the courtroom uphold? What kinds of sensory experiences can be taken into account as evidence? What is the role of silence in judicial proceedings? Can there be property in sensations such as colours or textures? How is the force of law mediated by the senses in the prison, or on the street (e.g. among the homeless)? How do some odours and sounds come to be considered as offences against the public sensorium? How do Indigenous cultural traditions challenge and suggest alternatives to the sensory assumptions of the Western legal system?

A number of contributors to the special issue will be present to present their work in brief 20-minute talks: David Howes (Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia / Faculty of Law, McGill); Mark Antaki (Faculty of Law, McGill); Charlene Elliott (Communication & Culture, Calgary); Sheryl Hamilton (Journalism & Communication / Law & Legal Studies, Carleton); and Christiane Wilke (Law & Legal Studies, Carleton).