This handbook sets out an innovative approach to the theory of law, reconceptualising it in a material, embodied, socially contextualised and politically radical way. The book consists of original contributions authored by prominent academics, all of whom provide a valuable overview of legal theory as a discipline.
The book contains five sections:
Through this structure, the handbook brings the law into active discussion with other disciplines, as well as supra-disciplinary debates on the areas of spatiality, temporality, materiality, corporeality and sensorial studies, capturing the most exciting developments in current legal theory, and anticipating future research in the area.
The handbook is essential reading for scholars and students of jurisprudence, sociology of law, critical legal studies, socio-legal theory and interdisciplinary legal studies, as well as those people from other disciplines interested in the way the law converses with interdisciplinarity.
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Table of Contents
RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON LAW AND THEORY
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (ed.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos The and of Law and Theory
PART ONE: SPATIOTEMPORAL
1. Luis Eslava Dense Struggle: On Ghosts, Law, and the Global Order
2. Chris Butler Spatial abstraction, legal violence and the promise of appropriation
3. Sarah Keenan A prison around your ankle and a border in every street: Theorising law, space and the subject
4. Emily Grabham Praxiographies' of Time: Law, Temporalities, and Material Worlds
5. Lucy Finchett-Maddock Continua of (In)Justice
6. Olivia Barr Movement An Homage to Legal Drips, Wobbles & Perpetual Motion
PART TWO: SENSE
7. Andrea Pavoni Disenchanting senses: Law and the taste of the real
8. Nicola Masciandario Synaesthesia: The Mystical Sense of Law
9. Dragan Milovanovich Touching You, Touching Me In Law and Justice: Toward a Quantum Holographic Process-Informational Understanding
10. Illan rua Wall Turbulent legality: Sovereignty, Security and the Police
PART THREE: BODY
11. Elena Loizidou Sequences on Law and the Body
12. Laurent de Sutter On Resisting Bodies
13. Renisa Mawani Insect Wars: Bees, Bedbugs, and Biopolitics
14. Anna Grear Anthropocene "Time"? A reflection on temporalities in the ‘New Age of the Human’
15. Yoriko Otomo Making Lawful Animals
PART FOUR: TEXT
16. Honni van Rijswijk Law’s Aggressive Realism and Feminist Genres of Violence and Harm
17. Maria Aristodemou From Decaffeinated Democracy to Democracy in the Real in Ten (Lacanian) Sessions
18. Christopher Tomlins Why Law’s Objects Do Not Disappear: On History as Remainder
19. James Martel Must the law be a liar? Walter Benjamin on the possibility of an anarchist form of law
20. Alain Pottage Literary Materiality
PART FIVE: MATTER
21. Emilie Cloatre and David Cowan Legalities and Materialities
22. Hyo Yoon Kang Law’s Materiality: Between Concrete Matters and Abstract Forms, or how Matter Becomes Material
23. Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos To Have to Do with the Law: An Essay
24. Anne Bottomley and Nathan Moore On new model jurisprudence: the scholar/critic as (cosmic) artisan.
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is Professor of Law & Theory and Director of the Westminster Law & Theory Lab at the University of Westminster, UK.