Mabel Hannah's Justice: a contextual re-reading of Donoghue v Stevenson

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dc.contributor.author Van Rijswijk, Honni en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:04:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010006419 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Rijswijk Honni 2010, 'Mabel Hannah's Justice: a contextual re-reading of Donoghue v Stevenson', Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-26. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1835-0550 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15965
dc.description.abstract In Donoghue v Stevenson,1 the House of Lords established negligence as an independent tort and reformulated the responsibility owed by one person to another in civil society. The accident of Mabel Hannah finding a snail in her ginger beer became the occasion for the law to disrupt the (then) normal practices of manufacture specifically, and socioeconomic conditions more generally, by introducing attentiveness to vulnerability as a civil ethic. This essay looks back at the case and reads it in its cultural and material contexts?with the intention of illuminating Lord Atkin?s neighbour principle within its specific historical framework, and to look again at the justice Mabel Hannah received through the decision. This reading will examine the gap between law and social justice, and re-contextualise the potential of tort law to operate as a kind of civil ethics or system of moral value. In this reading I consider the inflections of the neighbour figure, reading the case?s Biblical `Golden Rule? alongside the anti-ethics of Nietzsche and Freud. I also consider the ongoing paradox of the neighbour as a figure for the recognition of suffering. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney en_US
dc.title Mabel Hannah's Justice: a contextual re-reading of Donoghue v Stevenson en_US
dc.parent Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 26 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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