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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 126 new and published books in the subject of Legal Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights

    Female Circumcision, Torture and Scared Flesh

    By Juliet Rogers

    In Australia, the US, England, Scotland, Italy, France and in Egypt there have been repetitive calls to legislate against the practices of female circumcision described as female genital mutilation. But in western countries where anti-female genital mutilation legislation has been passed there has...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Justice as Attunement

    Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life

    By Richard Dawson

    The meaning of an expression resides not in the expression itself but in the experience of a person’s engagement with it. Meaning will be different not only to different people but also to the same person at different times. This book offers a way of attending to these different meanings. This way...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Wickedness and Crime

    Laws of Homicide and Malice

    By Penny Crofts

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The criminal legal system defines and authoritatively enacts the boundaries of permissible and impermissible behaviour, with a focus on that which is prohibited or transgressive. Wickedness and Crime: Laws of Homicide and Malice seeks to expose the ways in which criminal law communicates and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Making Crime Television

    Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast

    By Anita Lam

    This book employs actor-network theory in order to examine how representations of crime are produced for contemporary prime-time television dramas. As a unique examination of the production of contemporary crime television dramas, particularly their writing process, Making Crime Television:...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Digital Evolution of an American Identity

    By C. Waite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The Digital Evolution of an American Identity details how the concept of American individualism is challenged by the digital revolution. As digital media alter our print-dominant culture, assumptions regarding the relationship of the individual to the larger community become increasingly...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Roberto Esposito

    Law, Community and the Political

    By Peter Langford

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides a critical legal introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist’s work, by focusing on Esposito’s reconceptualisation of the relationship between law, community and the political. The analysis concentrates primarily on...

    Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Exemplarity and Singularity

    Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law

    Edited by Michele Lowrie, Susanne Lüdemann

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This book pursues a strand in the history of thought – ranging from codified statutes to looser social expectations – that uses particulars, more specifically examples, to produce norms. Much intellectual history takes ancient Greece as a point of departure. But the practice of exemplarity is...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Tools of Justice

    Non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution

    By Kalpana Kannabiran

    In the years since independence, the Indian subcontinent has witnessed an alarming rise in violence against marginalized communities, with an increasing number of groups pushed to the margins of the democratic order. Against this background of violence, injustice and the abuse of rights, this book...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge India

  9. 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...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Series: Law and the Postcolonial

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Genealogies of Legal Vision
    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert
    To Be Published June 8th 2015
  2. Law and Enjoyment: Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis
    By Daniel Hourigan
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  3. Shakespeare's Curse
    By Bjoern Quiring
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  4. Disobedience: Concept and Practice
    Edited by Elena Loizidou
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  5. Bruno Latour: The Normativity of Networks
    By Kyle McGee
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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