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New and Published Books

  1. Crime, Desire and Law's Unconscious

    Law, Literature and Culture

    By David Gurnham

    Sexual desire, and the possible dangers associated with its more extreme manifestations, provokes strong, albeit often contradictory reactions. Such reactions are a well-known stimulant of creative, juridical and scholarly activity, and the texts of law, literature and academic criticism...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Comparative Law - Engaging Translation

    Edited by Simone Glanert

    In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    Series: Discourses of Law

    It was the classical task of legal rhetoric to make law both seen and understood. These conjoint goals came to be separated and opposed in modernity and a degree of blindness ensued. Legal reason was increasingly deemed to be a purely textual enterprise. Against this constraint and in furtherance...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan....

    Published June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare's Curse

    By Bjoern Quiring

    Series: Discourses of Law

    Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare’s Curse pursues a reading of Richard III, King John, and King Lear in order to analyse the persistence of imprecations in the discourses of modernity....

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Disobedience

    Concept and Practice

    Edited by Elena Loizidou

    Disobedience has been practiced and considered since time immemorial. The aim of this edited collection is to explore the concept and practice of disobedience through the prism of contemporary ideas and events. Past writings on disobedience represented it as a largely political practice that...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis

    By Daniel Hourigan

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional...

    Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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