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Imaginary Boundaries of Justice : Social and Legal Justice Across Disciplines - Ronnie Lippens

Imaginary Boundaries of Justice

Social and Legal Justice Across Disciplines

By: Ronnie Lippens (Editor)

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Published: 14th January 2005
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It has become increasingly difficult to speak or even think social or legal justice in an age when words have left their moorings. Perhaps images are more stable than words; maybe images and imagery possess a certain viscosity, even a sensory quality, which prevents them from evaporating. This 'maybe' is what this book is about. The contributors to this collection explore the issue of how the 'imaginary' (images, imagery, imagination) has a role in the production and reproduction of 'visions' of legal and social justice. It argues that 'visions' of justice are inevitably bounded. Boundaries of 'visions' of justice, however, are also 'imaginary'. They emerge within imaginary spaces, and, as they are imaginary, they are inherently unstable. The book captures an emerging interest (in the humanities and social sciences) in images and the visual, or the 'imaginary' more broadly. This collection will appeal to scholars and students of social and legal theory, visual culture, justice and governance studies, media studies, and criminology.

...contains some excellent individual essays, all of which are well integrated into the overall theme and structure of the book...a very useful text for students of the law, legal philosophy and visual culture. Ben Golder The Modern Law Review, Vol 69, No 1 Jan 06

Imaginary
Boundary
Justice
Thought's Prison: An Image of Images
Just Waiting
Endless Deferral and the Social Injustice of 'Suspending' Participants Between Bidding and Evaluation
Boundaries of Exclusions Past: The Memory of Waste
The Spaces of Irony
The Subject of Surveillance: Notes on Manns Heat and Kieslowskis Three Colours: Red
Make My Day: Images of Masculinity and the Psycho-Dynamics of Mass Incarceration
IMagining Justice at the Cradle of Modernity
Observing Victims
Global Insecurities and the Systemic Imagination of Justice in World Society
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ISBN: 9781841134741
ISBN-10: 1841134740
Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th January 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1