[rohrpost] Sarai Reader 05 fuer Berlin+?

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Mit Mai 4 16:01:06 CEST 2005


ich lasse mir aus amsterdam ein exemplar vom neuen Sarai Reader 
mitbringen; wer auch noch eines haben will (kostet EUR 20, ist dann 
abzuholen im transmediale-Buero, Klosterstr 68-70, Berlin-Mitte), 
soll sich bis Montag 9.5. verbindlich bei mir melden, dann geb ich 
die bestellung weiter. (es versteht sich von selbst, dass das geld 
komplett an Sarai zurueckgeht.) - die kiste wird gerade in indien 
losgeschickt, es kann also bis zur anlieferung in berlin ein paar 
wochen dauern.

freundlichen gruss,



Editors: Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Jeebesh Bagchi + Geert
Lovink Guest Editor: Lawrence Liang

Sarai Reader Series Editorial Collective: Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata
Sengupta, Ravi Sundaram, Ravi S. Vasudevan, Awadhendra Sharan, Jeebesh
Bagchi + Geert Lovink

Published by the Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies, Delhi, 2005 [cc]
Produced and Designed at the Sarai Media Lab, Delhi

ISBN 81-901429-5-X
584 pages, 14.5cm X 21cm
Paperback: Rs. 350, US$ 20, Euro 20

Bare Acts

This year, the Sarai Reader looks at 'Acts' as instruments of legislation,
at things within and outside the law, and at 'acts' as different ways of
'doing' things in society and culture. Several texts and image-essays echo
and complement themes that have emerged in earlier readers. Piracy,
borders, surveillance, claims to authority and entitlement, the language
of expertise, the legal regulation of sexual behaviour and trespasses of
various kinds have featured prominently in previous Readers. This
collection foregrounds these issues in a way that hopes to continue to
provoke rigorous engagement and reflection.

The 'Bare Act' is an expression used to specify the content of law, bereft
of any interpretative gloss. In legal libraries in India and many parts of
the English-speaking world, a Bare Act is a document that simply codifies
a law without annotation or commentary. The 'Bare Act' is legality pared
down to its textual essence. It expresses only what the law does, and what
it can do.