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  • 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 – 2016-01-01 

  • 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 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

  • 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
    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
    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

  • 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

  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11

  • Emotions, Genre, Justice in Film and Television

    Detecting Feeling

    By Deidre Pribram

    Popular film and television are ideally suited in understanding how emotions create culturally shared meanings. Yet very little has been done in this area. Emotion, Genre, and Justice in Film and Television explores textual representations of emotions from a cultural perspective, rather than in…

    Paperback – 2013-10-14
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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