Law: Popular Culture & Law

  • Law and the Passions: A Discrete History book cover

    Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation book cover

    United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions

    A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation

    By Michael R. Sanchez

    Why do international policing missions often fail to achieve their mandate? Why do United Nations Police officers struggle when serving in foreign peacekeeping missions? United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Policing

  • Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters book cover

    Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

    From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters

    Edited by Thomas Giddens, Ashley Pearson, Kieran Tranter

    In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a significant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifiable manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper-consumerism of product tie-ins, Japan has bequeathed to a…

    Hardback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge

  • The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material: Law and Sexually Explicit Representations of Fictional Children book cover

    The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material

    Law and Sexually Explicit Representations of Fictional Children

    By Hadeel Al-Alosi

    This book addresses the criminalisation of sexually explicit material depicting or describing fictitious characters who appear to be children. It is the first book of its kind to specifically examine the expansion of the law to include fictional representations of children, focusing on the law in…

    Hardback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Crime Fiction and the Law book cover

    Crime Fiction and the Law

    Edited by Maria Aristodemou, Fiona Macmillan, Patricia Tuitt

    This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-12 
    Routledge
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction book cover

    Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction

    By Marco Wan

    How do lawyers, judges and jurors read novels? And what is at stake when literature and law confront each other in the courtroom? Nineteenth-century England and France are remembered for their active legal prosecution of literature, and this book examines the ways in which five novels were…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics: Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing book cover

    On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing

    By Thomas Giddens

    What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn': Culture, law, and legitimacy in the era of neoliberal capitalism book cover

    Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn'

    Culture, law, and legitimacy in the era of neoliberal capitalism

    Edited by Jaafar Aksikas, Sean Johnson Andrews

    The relationship between culture and the law has become an emergent concern within contemporary Cultural Studies as a field, but the recent focus has been largely limited to the role played by cultural representations and identity politics in the legitimation of legal discourse and policies. While…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law book cover

    Cultural Legal Studies

    Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law

    Edited by Cassandra Sharp, Marett Leiboff

    What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice?  This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law and legal theory.  Moving beyond the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-05
    Routledge

  • Video Game Policy: Production, Distribution, and Consumption book cover

    Video Game Policy

    Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    Edited by Steven Conway, Jennifer deWinter

    This book analyzes the effect of policy on the digital game complex: government, industry, corporations, distributors, players, and the like. Contributors argue that digital games are not created nor consumed outside of the complex power relationships that dictate the full production and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation book cover

    Envisioning Legality

    Law, Culture and Representation

    Edited by Timothy Peters, Karen Crawley

    Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation is a path-breaking collection of some of the world’s leading cultural legal scholars addressing issues of law, representation and the image. Law is constituted in and through the representations that hold us in their thrall, and this book…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge

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