Space, Materiality and the Normative

Series Editors: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Christian Borch

Space, Materiality and the Normative presents new ways of thinking about the connections between space and materiality from a normative perspective. The series is concerned with addressing the use, regulation and experience of space and materiality, broadly understood, and in particular with exploring their links and the challenges they raise for law, politics and normativity.

Space, Materiality and the Normative welcomes analyses of space–materiality–normativity links from any institutional setting (financial market spaces, organisational spaces, urban space, legal space, mediated space, architecture, etc.). Proposals can be theoretical, discussing various conceptual strategies to study the use, regulation and experience space and materiality; they can be historical, outlining changes in how spaces are governed; or they can assume a more contemporary-diagnostic approach, investigating, for example, the emergence of post-national architectures or post-capitalist urban spaces. Submissions are welcomed exploring the following themes:

  • The changing politics of space, bodies and objects
  • Embedded normativities of spatial governance and resistance
  • Megacities and the regulatory (and experiential) challenges they give rise to
  • Spatial atmospheres, how they are experiences and governed
  • The links between space and materiality
  • Colonial and postcolonial spaces and materialities

The book series is intended as a critical interdisciplinary series, at the interface of law, social theory, politics, architecture, geography and urban studies.

For further information on the series, or to discuss a possible contribution, please contact the Series Editors at:

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, School of Law, University of Westminster, email: andreaspm@westminster.ac.uk

Christian Borch, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, email: cbo.lpf@cbs.dk

  • Spaces of Justice

    Positions, Passages, Appropriations

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This book offers a unique collection of perspectives that together pursue deeper theoretical connections between space and justice than much current work within legal geography. Drawing on theoretical influences that include Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Henri Lefebvre, Gillian Rose, Elias…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • A Jurisprudence of Movement

    Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place

    By Olivia Barr

    Set amongst a spatial turn in the humanities, and jurisprudence more specifically, this book calls for a greater attention to legal movement, in both its technical and material forms. Despite the various ways in which the spatial turn has been taken up in legal thought, questions of law, movement…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    The legal investigation of nonhuman life – and of the animal question in particular – is typically considered via a reformist discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights have been extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human…

    Hardback – 2016-01-13 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Spatial Justice

    Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    There can be no justice that is not spatial. Against a recent tendency to despatialise law, matter, bodies and even space itself, this book insists on spatialising them, arguing that there can be neither law nor justice that are not articulated through and in space. Spatial Justice presents a new…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Urban Commons

    Rethinking the City

    Edited by Christian Borch, Martin Kornberger

    This book rethinks the city by examining its various forms of collectivity – their atmospheres, modes of exclusion and self-organization, as well as how they are governed – on the basis of a critical discussion of the notion of urban commons. The idea of the commons has received surprisingly little…

    Hardback – 2015-03-23
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative