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Author Barr, Olivia, author
Title A jurisprudence of movement : common law, walking, unsettling place / Olivia Barr
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  K235 .B377 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020155904
Descript xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Space, materiality and the normative
Note "Law moves, whether we notice or not. Set amongst a spatial turn in the humanities, and jurisprudence more specifically, this book calls for a greater attention to legal movement, in both its technical and material forms. Despite various ways the spatial turn has been taken up in legal thought, questions of law, movement and its materialities are too often overlooked. This book addresses this oversight, and it does so through an attention to the materialities of legal movement. Paying attention to how law moves across different colonial and contemporary spaces, this book reveals there is a problem with common law's place. Primarily set in the postcolonial context of Australia - although ranging beyond this nationalised topography, both spatially and temporally - this book argues movement is fundamental to the very terms of common law's existence. How, then, might we move well? Explored through examples of walking and burial, this book responds to the challenge of how to live with a contemporary form of colonial legal inheritance by arguing we must take seriously the challenge of living with law, and think more carefully about its spatial productions, and place-making activities. Unsettling place, this book returns the question of movement to jurisprudence"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I Moving jurisprudence -- 1.The responsible jurist -- 2. The importance of movement -- Part II Performing jurisprudence -- 3. Walking with empire -- 4. Jurisdiction of the dead -- Part III. Returning jurisprudence -- 5. Return Conclusion
Subject Jurisprudence -- Philosophy
Justice, Administration of -- Philosophy
Geographic perspectives
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