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  1. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mediating Human Rights

    Media, Culture and the Human Rights Act

    By Lieve Gies

    Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what lies behind the apparent media hostility to human rights and what has become of the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cultural Studies of Law

    Edited by Cristyn Davies, Sara L. Knox

    This edited collection is a cultural analysis of how law is shaped into procedure and principle by the conditions of everyday life. Law is constitutive of culture just as culture and cultural analyses shape, resist and interrogate legal regulation, exception and norms. So too does law have a dual...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Emotions, Genre, Justice in Film and Television

    Detecting Feeling

    By Deidre Pribram

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Popular film and television are ideally suited in understanding how emotions create culturally shared meanings. Yet very little has been done in this area. Emotion, Genre, and Justice in Film and Television explores textual representations of emotions from a cultural perspective, rather than in...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. After Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Patrick Hanafin, Bolette B. Blaagaard

    At a time when social and political reality seems to move away from the practice of cosmopolitanism, whilst being in serious need of a new international framework to regulate global interaction, what are the new definitions and practices of cosmopolitanism? Including contributions from leading...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Television and the Legal System

    By Barbara Villez

    Series: Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture

    This book examines the American television legal series from its development as a genre in the 1940s to the present day. Villez demonstrates how the genre has been a rich source of legal information and understanding for Americans. These series have both informed and put myths in place about the...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Security Games

    Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events

    Edited by Colin J. Bennett, Kevin Haggerty

    Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events addresses the impact of mega-events – such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup – on wider practices of security and surveillance. "Mega-Events" pose peculiar and extensive security challenges. The overwhelming imperative is that "...

    Published January 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Creativity and Cultural Policy

    Edited by Chris Bilton

    Creativity has become a popular buzzword in contemporary cultural policy, yet the term remains poorly understood. In this collection, cultural policy specialists together with experts on psychology, creative enterprise and arts education, consider how ‘creativity’ is defined in a variety of...

    Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 6th 2011 by Routledge