Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Outlaws and Spies – Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Conor McCarthy

Abstract

Outlawry and espionage would seem to be quite different phenomena, rarely discussed together. This book argues that they have something in common - that both involve exclusion from law. Challenging previous readings that view outlawry as a now-superseded historical phenomenon, and outlaws as figures of popular resistance, this book argues that legal exclusion is a longstanding and enduring means of supporting state power. Through close analysis of the literatures of outlawry and espionage, this book reads legal exclusion as a key theme in writing about outlaws and spies from the Middle Ages to ... More

Keywords: Outlaws, Spies, Espionage, Homo sacer, William Shakespeare, Ned Kelly, John le Carré, Don DeLillo, Ciaran Carson, William Gibson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474455930
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conor McCarthy, author
National Library of Australia