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Sense of justice

Bodies, language and space

Michael J. Shapiro

What might be called the intersentient plastic life of our sensory sociality goes unacknowledged, unplumbed, and unarticulated in its potential.

(Cristolphe Wall-Romana)

Justice does not exist only in words, but first of all it exists in words.

(Carlos Fuentes)

Introduction: a cinematic text

In Corneliu Porumboiu's film Police, Adjective, the detective, Cristi (Dragos Bucur), exhibits a tension between his official policing obligations and his conscience. He has been assigned to the surveillance of high school hashish smokers in his Romanian city, Brasov, and is ultimately ordered to set up a sting so they can be arrested and prosecuted. Much of the film focuses on Cristi's physicality. ...

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