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Social Justice

Series Editor: Davina Cooper, Sarah Lamble, Sarah Keenan

Within a broad geopolitical and intellectual landscape, this new, theoretically engaged, interdisciplinary series explores institutional and grassroots practices of social justice across a range of spatial scales. While the pursuit of social justice is as important as it has ever been, its character, conditions, values, and means of advancement are being radically questioned and rethought in the light of contemporary challenges and choices. Attuned to these varied and evolving contexts, Social Justice explores the complex conditions social justice politics confronts and inhabits – of crisis, shock, and erosion, as well as renewal and social invention, of change as well as continuity.

Foregrounding struggle, imagined alternatives and the embedding of new norms, the Social Justice series welcomes books which critically and normatively address the values underpinning new social politics, everyday forms of embodied practice, new dissident knowledges, and struggles to institutionalise change. In particular, the series seeks to explore state and non-state forms of organisation, analysing the different pathways through which social justice projects are put into practice, and the contests their practice generates. More generally, submissions are welcomed exploring the following themes:

• The changing politics of equality and social justice

• The establishment of alternative, organised sites and networks through which social and political experimentation take place

• The phenomenology of power, inequality and changing social relations

• Techniques of governance through which social change and equality agendas are advanced and institutionalised across different geographic scales

• Institutionalisation of new norms (through official and unofficial forms of institutionalisation) and struggles over them

• Practices of resistance, reversal, counter-hegemony and anti-normativity

• Changing values, practices, and the ways in which relations of inequality and difference are understood

Social Justice is intended as a critical interdisciplinary series, at the interface of law, social theory, politics and cultural studies. The series welcomes proposals that advance theoretical discussion about social justice, power, institutions, grass-roots practice and values/ ethics. Seeking to develop new conversations across different disciplines and fields, and working with wide-ranging methodologies, Social Justice seeks contributions that are open, engaging, and which speak to a wide, diverse academic audience across all areas of the law, social sciences and humanities.

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

Sarah Lamble

School of Law, Birkbeck College 

University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Tel: +44 (0)207 631 6017

S.lamble@bbk.ac.uk

Davina Cooper, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, UK

Tel: +44 (1227) 824172

d.s.cooper@kent.ac.uk

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in Social Justice
  1. Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    Series: Social Justice

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Global Justice and Desire

    Queering Economy

    Edited by Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff

    Series: Social Justice

    Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, Global Justice and Desire addresses economy as a key ingredient in the dynamic interplay between modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing together a range of international contributors, the book proposes that both...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Queer Necropolitics

    Edited by Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman, Silvia Posocco

    Series: Social Justice

    This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self-evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question. It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect. Moving...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority

    The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

    By Aleardo Zanghellini

    Series: Social Justice

    While there is no shortage of studies addressing the state’s regulation of the sexual, research into the ways in which the sexual governs the state and its attributes is still in its infancy. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty

    The Contested Governance of Health

    By Tarryn Phillips

    Series: Social Justice

    We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Chronotopes of Law

    Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance

    By Mariana Valverde

    Series: Social Justice

    This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Subversive Property

    Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

    By Sarah Keenan

    Series: Social Justice

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging,...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. After Legal Equality

    Family, Sex, Kinship

    Edited by Robert Leckey

    Series: Social Justice

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Anarchism & Sexuality

    Ethics, Relationships and Power

    Edited by Jamie Heckert, Richard Cleminson

    Series: Social Justice

    Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Regulating Sexuality

    Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives

    By Rosie Harding

    Series: Social Justice

    Winner of the 2011 SLSA-Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives explores the impact that recent seismic shifts in the legal landscape have had for lesbians and gay men. The last decade has been a time of extensive change in the legal regulation...

    Published March 9th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Law Unlimited
    By Margaret Davies
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  2. Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging
    By Sarah Keenan
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  3. Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance
    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock
    To Be Published February 28th 2016
  4. Regulating Sex After Aids: Queer Risks and Contagion Politics
    By Neil Cobb
    To Be Published March 31st 2016

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