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Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

Forthcoming

Awol Allo
October 30, 2018

Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual...

Regulating Sex After Aids: Queer Risks and Contagion Politics

Regulating Sex After Aids: Queer Risks and Contagion Politics

Forthcoming

Neil Cobb
August 31, 2018

This book sheds new light on the complex relationship between criminal liability, sexuality and public health in the era of Aids. It analyses, in particular, the role of public health arguments, and the language of ‘sexual rights’, in legal struggles aimed at decriminalising certain forms of ‘risky...

Law and Time

Law and Time

Forthcoming

Sian Beynon-Jones, Emily Grabham
August 30, 2018

Research on law's relationship with time has flourished over the past decade. This edited collection aims to put law and time scholarship into wider context, advancing conversations on time and temporalities between socio-legal scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and historians....

Sensing Law

Sensing Law

Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke
June 15, 2018

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian...

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections

Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher, Chris Beasley
May 11, 2018

Care is central to life, and yet is all too often undervalued, taken for granted, and hidden from view. This collection of fourteen substantive and highly innovative essays, along with its insightful introduction, seeks to explore the different dimensions of care that shape social, legal and...

Law Unlimited

Law Unlimited

Margaret Davies
April 25, 2018

This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory – what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an...

Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

Maja Hojer Bruun, Patrick Joseph Cockburn, Bjarke Skærlund Risager, Mikkel Thorup
December 18, 2017

Property relations are such a common feature of social life that the complexity of the web of laws, practices, and ideas that allow a property regime to function smoothly are often forgotten. But we are quickly reminded of this complexity when conflict over property erupts. When social actors...

Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance

Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance

Lucy Finchett-Maddock
October 12, 2017

Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’, or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, poststructuralism and...

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty: The Contested Governance of Health

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty: The Contested Governance of Health

Tarryn Phillips
November 11, 2016

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...

The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

Aleardo Zanghellini
November 11, 2016

While there is no shortage of studies addressing the state’s regulation of the sexual, research into the ways in which the sexual governs the state and its attributes is still in its infancy. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our...

Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy

Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy

Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff
November 08, 2016

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...

Power, Politics and the Emotions: Impossible Governance?

Power, Politics and the Emotions: Impossible Governance?

Shona Hunter
April 21, 2016

How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

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