The Law and the Senses series has now reached out to three of the five canonical senses with the publication of TOUCH, after SEE and TASTE. The series comes from the University of Westminster’s Law and Theory Lab.
Contributions in TOUCH consider many themes including brass rubbing, the layers of urban history and touch; a contract with nature unfolded via touch; desire, touch and a kind of vertical leap of consciousness that gazes on an object of knowledge in literary thought; brain stimulation within certain psychiatric regimes; and the illicit touch of books bound in human skin and narratives surrounding Auschwitz victims’ tattoos. Erin Manning’s consideration of synaesthesia and other ways of knowing develops the idea of ‘distantism’ at the heart of accounts of body-world separation.
In her introduction Caterina Nirta also reflects on why touch is the ‘essential’ sense according to Aristotle and others and the ‘tactful intrusions of the law and the untactful movement of touch’.
‘What does it mean to judge when there is no general and universal norm to define what is right and what is wrong? Can laws be absent and is law always necessary? ‘
Our latest open access book title Dies Irae is out now. Jean-Luc Nancy’s reflection on nature and basis of law and judgement is our first translation is now published.
Delighted to announce the arrival of UWP 2019 catalogue. Forty-six pages of books and journals. All UWP published titles are open access.
Following our first book title published in October 2016 Critical Theory of Communication by Christian Fuchs, we are now listing 44 with over 13 titles published or firmly scheduled in our flagship Critical and Digital Media Studies series.
There are books in Media Studies, Politics/Theory, our Law and the Senses series, Geography, History and Education. And some details of our published two journals Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture and Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.
You can download, then view the catalogue here.
ESLJ are pleased to announce three new articles within a newly compiled collection on global sports law, celebrating the work of academic Ken Foster.
ESLJ and the University of Westminster has enjoyed a long fruitful association with Ken Foster and the area of global sports law that he helped pioneer from 1987.
The Westminster Law and Theory Lab are inviting interested parties (all welcome to attend) a book launch and drinks reception for Riccard Baldissone’s new book, ‘Farewell to Freedom: A Western Genealogy of Liberty‘ Dr Elena Loizidou (Birkbeck Law School), Profesor Saul Newman (Politics and International Relations Goldsmiths College London) and Professor Nathan Widder, (Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway College, London) will consider the vocabularies and history of the idea of freedom at the event: Friday 21 November 18.00 – 20.00.
VENUE: University of Westminster, The Pavilion, 115 New Cavendish St W1W 6UW. Register here to attend. For free open access download of the book navigate to here.
UWP journal ESLJ is welcoming abstracts for special issue on the topic and the ‘cultural and commercial impact of entertainment and alcohol licensing schemes ‘. The deadline has now been extended to the 10th November 2018 for abstracts.
Authors should engage with the role of legal stipulations and procedures, though interdisciplinary research and perspectives from other disciplines are certainly appropriate. Article types include the following: