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  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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Art of Post-Dictatorship

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina

    By Vikki Bell

    Series: Transitional Justice

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina’s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Justice as Improvisation

    The Law of the Extempore

    By Sara Ramshaw

    Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore theorises the relationship between justice and improvisation through the case of the New York City cabaret laws. Discourses around improvisation often imprison it in a quasi-ethical relationship with the authentic, singular ‘other’. The same can be...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Corporeality, Medical Technologies and Contemporary Culture

    By Francisco Ortega

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    This book examines the confusions and contradictions that manifest in prevalent attitudes towards the body, as well as in related bodily practices. The body is simultaneously our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a desire for transformation and reinvention. The body is at...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Birkbeck Law Press

  6. 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 November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Reading The Legal Case

    Cross-Currents between Law and the Humanities

    Edited by Marco Wan

    This volume examines the nature, function, development and epistemological assumptions of the legal case in an interdisciplinary context. Using the question of ‘reading’ as a guiding principle, it opens up new ways of understanding case law and the doctrine of precedent by bringing the law into...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 September 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Law and the Question of the Animal

    A Critical Jurisprudence

    Edited by Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    This book addresses the problem of ‘animal life’ in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. The discourse of animal rights is one that increasingly occupies the political, ethical and intellectual terrain of modern society. But, although the question of the status of...

    Published February 8th 2013 by Routledge