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  • 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 – 2017-01-30 

  • Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism


    By Laura Scaife

    Terrorism. Why does this word grab our attention so? Propaganda machines have adopted modern technology as a means to always have their content available. Regardless of the hour or time zone, information is being shared by somebody, somewhere. Social media is a game changer- influencing the way…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23 
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

  • Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis

    By Daniel Hourigan

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Discourses of Law

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing

    By Thomas Giddens

    Law brings certainty to life. Its production of and reliance upon rational text as the predominant way of knowing about, and thus judicially managing, the world enables law to give practical and certain answers to difficult and complex moral, judicial and philosophical questions. But law’s…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Discourses of Law

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Discourses of Law

  • Graphic Justice

    Intersections of Comics and Law

    Edited by Thomas Giddens

    The intersections of law and contemporary culture are vital for comprehending the meaning and significance of law in today’s world. Far from being unsophisticated mass entertainment, comics and graphic fiction both imbue our contemporary culture, and are themselves imbued, with the concerns of law…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • 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 – 2016-08-30
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Balancing Privacy and Free Speech

    Unwanted Attention in the Age of Social Media

    By Mark Tunick

    In an age of smartphones, Facebook and YouTube, privacy may seem to be a norm of the past. This book addresses ethical and legal questions that arise when media technologies are used to give individuals unwanted attention. Drawing from a broad range of cases within the US, UK, Australia, Europe,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

  • Redressing Everyday Discrimination

    The Weakness and Potential of Anti-Discrimination Law

    By Karla Perez Portilla

    This book examines the harm that everyday discrimination can cause and proposes ways in which it can be redressed. Extreme forms of harmful expression, such as incitement to hatred, have been significantly addressed in law. Everyday generalised prejudice, negative stereotypes and gross…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-29

  • Mediating Human Rights

    Media, Culture and Human Rights Law

    By Lieve Gies

    Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what lies behind the apparent media hostility to human rights and what has become of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09

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