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  • 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 – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-03-24 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge

  • Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    It was the classical task of legal rhetoric to make law both seen and understood. These conjoint goals came to be separated and opposed in modernity and a degree of blindness ensued. Legal reason was increasingly deemed to be a purely textual enterprise. Against this constraint and in furtherance…

    Paperback – 2015-06-15
    Routledge
    Discourses of 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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-05
    Routledge
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Social Media and the Law

    By Laura Scaife

    Billions of minutes a month are spent globally on social media. This raises not only serious legal issues, but also has a clear impact on everyday commercial activity. This book considers the significant legal developments that have arisen due to social media. It provides an expert explanation of…

    Hardback – 2014-11-20
    Informa Law from Routledge

  • Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • Cultural Studies of Law

    Edited by Cristyn Davies, Sara L. Knox

    This edited collection is a cultural analysis of how law is shaped into procedure and principle by the conditions of everyday life. Law is constitutive of culture just as culture and cultural analyses shape, resist and interrogate legal regulation, exception and norms. So too does law have a dual…

    Hardback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge

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