BOBC

WIKINDX Resources

Giddens, Thomas: "Natural Law and Vengeance. Jurisprudence on the Streets of Gotham." In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique 28.4 (2015), S. 765–785. 
Added by: joachim (01/12/2016 06:45:18 PM)   Last edited by: joachim (05/20/2019 03:39:01 PM)
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1007/s11196-014-9392-7
BibTeX citation key: Giddens2015b
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", Cultural criminology, Justice, Superhero, USA, Violence
Creators: Giddens
Collection: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law – Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique
Views: 5/244
Attachments   URLs   https://www.academ ... _Streets_of_Gotham
Abstract
Batman is allied with modern natural law in the way he relies upon reason to bring about his vision of ‘true justice’, operating as a force external to law. This vision of justice is a protective one, with Batman existing as a guardian—a force for resistance against the corruption of the state and the failures of the legal system. But alongside his rational means, Batman also employs violence as he moves beyond the boundaries of the civilised state into the dark and violent world outside law’s protection. He thus sacrifices his own safety to ensure the safety of others—he is a Dark Knight, a sentinel, fighting the nasty and brutish underworld of criminality in his effort to bring rational order to the world and protect the people of Gotham from criminal harm. This fight for justice is fuelled by a deeply private trauma: the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents: a private desire for vengeance that Batman transcends. In navigating Batman’s jurisprudential dimensions, we are ultimately reminded that private desires and motivations are enfolded within the public structures of justice.
  
WIKINDX 6.4.9 | Total resources: 13414 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB)


PHP execution time: 0.02321 s
SQL execution time: 0.05003 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00180 s
Total elapsed time: 0.07504 s
Peak memory usage: 1.6812 MB
Memory at close: 1.6302 MB
Database queries: 68