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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Comics and Legal Aesthetics: The Haunted Mask

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ISBN13: 9781138224032
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Law brings certainty to life. Its production of and reliance upon rational text as the predominant way of knowing about, and thus judicially managing, the world enables law to give practical and certain answers to difficult and complex moral, judicial and philosophical questions. But law s conscious certainty involves the denial of alternative ways of knowing, and a repression of the aesthetic and the visual within dominant forms of legal knowledge. Tapping into the recent turn towards literary, cultural and visual concerns in legal studies, this book examines the critical value that comics can bring to law. Situated in-between the rational, textual, aesthetic and the visual, comics are, this book demonstrates, uniquely able to explore the limits of the legal text; and, in expanding legal discourse, to offer new ways of figuring the future of law.

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