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Social Justice

About the Series

Within a broad geopolitical and intellectual landscape, this new, theoretically engaged, interdisciplinary series explores institutional and grassroots practices of social justice across a range of spatial scales. While the pursuit of social justice is as important as it has ever been, its character, conditions, values, and means of advancement are being radically questioned and rethought in the light of contemporary challenges and choices. Attuned to these varied and evolving contexts, Social Justice explores the complex conditions social justice politics confronts and inhabits – of crisis, shock, and erosion, as well as renewal and social invention, of change as well as continuity.

Foregrounding struggle, imagined alternatives and the embedding of new norms, the Social Justice series welcomes books which critically and normatively address the values underpinning new social politics, everyday forms of embodied practice, new dissident knowledges, and struggles to institutionalise change. In particular, the series seeks to explore state and non-state forms of organisation, analysing the different pathways through which social justice projects are put into practice, and the contests their practice generates. More generally, submissions are welcomed exploring the following themes:

• The changing politics of equality and social justice

• The establishment of alternative, organised sites and networks through which social and political experimentation take place

• The phenomenology of power, inequality and changing social relations

• Techniques of governance through which social change and equality agendas are advanced and institutionalised across different geographic scales

• Institutionalisation of new norms (through official and unofficial forms of institutionalisation) and struggles over them

• Practices of resistance, reversal, counter-hegemony and anti-normativity

• Changing values, practices, and the ways in which relations of inequality and difference are understood

Social Justice is intended as a critical interdisciplinary series, at the interface of law, social theory, politics and cultural studies. The series welcomes proposals that advance theoretical discussion about social justice, power, institutions, grass-roots practice and values/ ethics. Seeking to develop new conversations across different disciplines and fields, and working with wide-ranging methodologies, Social Justice seeks contributions that are open, engaging, and which speak to a wide, diverse academic audience across all areas of the law, social sciences and humanities.

For further information on the series, or to discuss a possible contribution, please contact the Series Editors at:

Davina Cooper, Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
[email protected]

Sarah Lamble, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Tel: +44 (0)207 631 6017
[email protected]

Sarah Keenan, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Tel: +44 (0)207 631 6017
[email protected]


23 Series Titles

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The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law Moving Beyond Binaries

The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law: Moving Beyond Binaries

1st Edition


By Beverley Clough
October 22, 2021

This book explores the conceptual spaces and socio-legal context which mental capacity laws inhabit. It will be seen that these norms are created and reproduced through the binaries that pervade mental capacity laws in liberal legal jurisdictions- such as capacity/incapacity; autonomy/paternalism; ...

Law, Judges and Visual Culture

Law, Judges and Visual Culture

1st Edition

By Leslie J Moran
November 13, 2020

Law, Judges and Visual Culture analyses how pictures have been used to make, manage and circulate ideas about the judiciary through a variety of media from the sixteenth century to the present. This book offers a new approach to thinking about and making sense of the important social ...

Disability, Criminal Justice and Law Reconsidering Court Diversion

Disability, Criminal Justice and Law: Reconsidering Court Diversion

1st Edition

By Linda Steele
May 29, 2020

Through theoretical and empirical examination of legal frameworks for court diversion, this book interrogates law’s complicity in the debilitation of disabled people. In a post-deinstitutionalisation era, diverting disabled people from criminal justice systems and into mental health and disability...

Feeling Queer Jurisprudence Injury, Intimacy, Identity

Feeling Queer Jurisprudence: Injury, Intimacy, Identity

1st Edition

By Senthorun Sunil Raj
January 14, 2020

This book draws on the analytic and political dimensions of queer, alongside the analytic and political usefulness of emotion, to navigate legal interventions aimed at progressing the rights of LGBT people.Scholars, activists, lawyers, and judges concerned with eliminating violence and ...

Reimagining the State Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities

Reimagining the State: Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities

1st Edition

Edited By Davina Cooper, Nikita Dhawan, Janet Newman
August 12, 2019

This book examines what value, if any, the state has for the pursuit of progressive politics; and how it might need to be reimagined and remade to deliver transformative change. Is it possible to reimagine the state in ways that open up projects of political transformation? This interdisciplinary ...

Contested Property Claims What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

1st Edition

Edited By Maja Hojer Bruun, Patrick Joseph Cockburn, Bjarke Skærlund Risager, Mikkel Thorup
March 22, 2019

Property relations are such a common feature of social life that the complexity of the web of laws, practices, and ideas that allow a property regime to function smoothly are often forgotten. But we are quickly reminded of this complexity when conflict over property erupts. When social actors ...

Law and Time

Law and Time

1st Edition

Edited By Sian Beynon-Jones, Emily Grabham
September 17, 2018

Research on law's relationship with time has flourished over the past decade. This edited collection aims to put law and time scholarship into wider context, advancing conversations on time and temporalities between socio-legal scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and historians. ...

Sensing Law

Sensing Law

1st Edition

Edited By Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke
June 14, 2018

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian ...

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy Cycles and Connections

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections

1st Edition

Edited By Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher, Chris Beasley
May 11, 2018

Care is central to life, and yet is all too often undervalued, taken for granted, and hidden from view. This collection of fourteen substantive and highly innovative essays, along with its insightful introduction, seeks to explore the different dimensions of care that shape social, legal and ...

Law Unlimited

Law Unlimited

1st Edition

By Margaret Davies
April 25, 2018

This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory – what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an...

Protest, Property and the Commons Performances of Law and Resistance

Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance

1st Edition

By Lucy Finchett-Maddock
October 12, 2017

Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’, or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, poststructuralism and ...

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty The Contested Governance of Health

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty: The Contested Governance of Health

1st Edition

By Tarryn Phillips
November 10, 2016

We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental ...

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