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The Humanities and Public Life$
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Peter Brooks

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823257041

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823257041.001.0001

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The Raw and the Half-Cooked

The Raw and the Half-Cooked

(p.75) The Raw and the Half-Cooked
The Humanities and Public Life

Patricia J. Williams

Fordham University Press

This chapter invites readers to consider their captioning of the world. The author describes a class she teaches, Law, Media, and Public Policy, where she asks students to caption a series of images. She shows how captions redirect attention and channel sympathies quite effectively. She also addresses the question of how the humanities became a product rather than a relation. She raises concern about how things live in language and how we objectify in a way that is eventually translated in and into law.

Keywords:   captions, language, law, humanities

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