Book News: Cassandra Sharp and Marett Leiboff (eds) Cultural Legal Studies: Law’s Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law (Routledge, 2015)

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A new book has been released on popular culture and the law entitled Cultural Legal Studies: Law’s Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law, edited by Dr. Cassandra Sharp and Dr. Marett Leiboff of the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong. An abstract can be found here:

What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice? This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law and legal theory. Moving beyond the ‘law ands’ (literature, humanities, culture, film, visual and aesthetics) on which it is based, this book demonstrates how the techniques and practices of cultural legal studies can be used to metamorphose law and the legalities that underpin its popular imaginary. By drawing on three different modes of cultural legal studies – storytelling, technology and jurisprudence – the collection showcases the intersectional practices of cultural legal studies, and law in its popular cultural mode.

For more information, you can visit the book’s page at the Taylor & Francis website.

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