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Book Series

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

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  1. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 2nd 2014 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 January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Series: Social Justice

    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...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Intersectionality and Beyond

    Law, Power and the Politics of Location

    Edited by Emily Grabham, Davina Cooper, Jane Krishnadas, Didi Herman

    Series: Social Justice

    This collection addresses the present and the future of the concept of intersectionality within socio-legal studies. Intersectionality provides a metaphorical schema for understanding the interaction of different forms of disadvantage, including race, sexuality, and gender. But it also goes further...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

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