The culture of justice : reflections on punishement in Dostoevsky´s The Idiot
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 674216
Author(s) Zink, Andrea
Author(s) at UniBasel Zink, Andrea
Year 2010
Title The culture of justice : reflections on punishement in Dostoevsky´s The Idiot
Journal Studies in East European thought
Volume 62
Number 3-4
Pages / Article-Number 413-429
Abstract

The article investigates Dostoevsky's juridical discourse and demonstrates that the apologist of the Russian soul had a genuinely European mind. In his novel The Idiot in particular, in which the death penalty and imprisonment are explored, Dostoevsky unmasks-more radically even than Victor Hugo-the supposedly civilised and lenient forms of modern criminal justice. Dostoevsky's criticism is ahead of its time; his arguments resemble those subsequently put forward by Foucault. A comparison with Anatoly Pristavkin's report on post-Communist crime and jurisdiction underscores the topicality of these reflections.

Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISSN/ISBN 0925-9392
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5843694
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/s11212-010-9123-x
ISI-Number WOS:000283941200010
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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