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Social Justice

Edited by Davina Cooper and Kate Bedford, both at University of Kent, UK and Sarah Lamble, Birkbeck College, UK

Within a broad geopolitical and intellectual landscape, this new, theoretically engaged, interdisciplinary series explores institutional and grassroots practices of social justice across a range of spatial scales. While the pursuit of social justice is as important as it has ever been, its character, conditions, values, and means of advancement are being radically questioned and rethought in the light of contemporary challenges and choices. Attuned to these varied and evolving contexts, Social Justice explores the complex conditions social justice politics confronts and inhabits – of crisis, shock, and erosion, as well as renewal and social invention, of change as well as continuity.

  1. Protest, Property and the Commons

    Performances of Law and Resistance

    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock

    Series: Social Justice

    Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance examines the occupation of space as a mode of resistance. Drawing on the phenomena of social centres, as radical political communities that use the space of squatted, rented, or owned property, the book considers how such...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority

    The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

    By Aleardo Zanghellini

    Series: Social Justice

    The role of State power in regulating the sexual field is generally understood. The way in which sexual discourses and practices have themselves moulded the State and its power, however, remains under-appreciated and under-theorized. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority analyses the...

    To Be Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Global Justice and Desire

    Queering Economy

    Edited by Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff

    Series: Social Justice

    Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, Global Justice and Desire addresses economy as a key ingredient in the dynamic interplay between modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing together a range of international contributors, the book proposes that both...

    To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    Series: Social Justice

    Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is that there are complex sets of emotional dynamics which complicate the already contested terrain of social policy-making. Equality and diversity are...

    To Be Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty

    The Contested Governance of Health

    By Tarryn Phillips

    Series: Social Justice

    We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental...

    To Be Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Chronotopes of Law

    Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance

    By Mariana Valverde

    Series: Social Justice

    This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical...

    To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Subversive Property

    Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

    By Sarah Keenan

    Series: Social Justice

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging,...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. After Legal Equality

    Family, Sex, Kinship

    Edited by Robert Leckey

    Series: Social Justice

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Queer Necropolitics

    Edited by Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman, Silvia Posocco

    Series: Social Justice

    This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self-evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question. It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect. Moving...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Anarchism & Sexuality

    Ethics, Relationships and Power

    Edited by Jamie Heckert, Richard Cleminson

    Series: Social Justice

    Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  11. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  12. Regulating Sexuality

    Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives

    By Rosie Harding

    Series: Social Justice

    Winner of the 2011 SLSA-Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives explores the impact that recent seismic shifts in the legal landscape have had for lesbians and gay men. The last decade has been a time of extensive change in the legal regulation...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Intersectionality and Beyond

    Law, Power and the Politics of Location

    Edited by Emily Grabham, Davina Cooper, Jane Krishnadas, Didi Herman

    Series: Social Justice

    This collection addresses the present and the future of the concept of intersectionality within socio-legal studies. Intersectionality provides a metaphorical schema for understanding the interaction of different forms of disadvantage, including race, sexuality, and gender. But it also goes further...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish