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  • Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
    Social Justice

  • Novel Judgements

    Legal Theory as Fiction, 1st Edition

    By William P. MacNeil

    Novel Judgements is a book about nineteenth century Anglo-American law and literature. But by redefining law as legal theory, Novel judgements departs from ‘socio-legal’ studies of law and literature, often dated in their focus on past lawyering and court processes. This texts ‘theoretical turn’…

    Paperback – 2011-09-07
    Discourses of Law

  • Revenge versus Legality

    Wild Justice from Balzac to Clint Eastwood and Abu Ghraib, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Maynard, Jarod Kearney, James Guimond

    In the wake of Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary renditions, and secret torture centres in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, Revenge versus Legality addresses the relationship between law and wild or vigilante justice; between the power to enforce retribution and the desire to seek revenge. Taking up a…

    Paperback – 2011-08-18
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque

    Arabesques & Entanglements, 1st Edition

    By Richard K Sherwin

    Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice and theory of law. Today, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument. From videos documenting crimes and accidents…

    Paperback – 2011-06-17
    Discourses of Law

  • Shakespearean Genealogies of Power

    A Whispering of Nothing in Hamlet, Richard II, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and The Winter’s Tale, 1st Edition

    By Anselm Haverkamp

    Shakespearean Genealogies of Power proposes a new view on Shakespeare’s involvement with the legal sphere: as a visible space between the spheres of politics and law and well able to negotiate legal and political, even constitutional concerns, Shakespeare’s theatre opened up a new perspective on…

    Paperback – 2010-10-08
    Discourses of Law

  • The Scene of Violence

    Cinema, Crime, Affect, 1st Edition

    By Alison Young

    In the contemporary fascination with images of crime, violence gets under our skin and keeps us enthralled. The Scene of Violence explores the spectator’s encounter with the cinematic scene of violence – rape and revenge, homicide and serial killing, torture and terrorism. Providing a detailed…

    Paperback – 2010-05-17

  • The Legality of Boxing

    A Punch Drunk Love?, 1st Edition

    By Jack Anderson

    The first book of its kind dedicated to an assessment of the legality of boxing, The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes a current analysis of the status of boxing in both criminal legal theory and practice. In this book, Anderson…

    Paperback – 2010-01-04
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Comparative Media Law and Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Tim Crook

    Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and…

    Paperback – 2009-12-10

  • Law and the Media

    The Future of an Uneasy Relationship, 1st Edition

    By Lieve Gies

    Introducing readers to the study of law, media and popular culture, this text, using three original case studies, re-examines the assumptions underpinning existing research and suggests alternatives. Arguing that the study of law, media and popular culture should be embedded in the sociology of…

    Paperback – 2007-11-29

  • Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steven Greenfield, Guy Osborn

    As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of…

    Paperback – 2000-11-29
    Sport in the Global Society

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