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  1. 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 28th 2013 by Birkbeck Law Press

  2. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Revenge versus Legality

    Wild Justice from Balzac to Clint Eastwood and Abu Ghraib

    By Katherine Maynard, Jarod Kearney, James Guimond

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    In the wake of Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary renditions, and secret torture centres in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, Revenge versus Legality addresses the relationship between law and wild or vigilante justice; between the power to enforce retribution and the desire to seek revenge. Taking up a...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque

    Arabesques & Entanglements

    By Richard K Sherwin

    Series: Discourses of Law

    Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice and theory of law. Today, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument. From videos documenting crimes and accidents...

    Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Land is the Source of the Law

    A Dialogic Encounter with Indigenous Jurisprudence

    By C.F. Black

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The Land is the Source of Law brings an inter-jurisdictional dimension to the field of indigenous jurisprudence: comparing Indigenous legal regimes in New Zealand, the USA and Australia, it offers a ‘dialogical encounter with an Indigenous jurisprudence’ in which individuals are ...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

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