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Rethinking ‘Freedom’ – a book launch event

Rethinking ‘Freedom’ – a book launch event

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.

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New series on ‘Law & the Senses’ from Westminster Law & Theory Lab

New series on ‘Law & the Senses’ from Westminster Law & Theory Lab

The first title in an ambitious new interdisciplinary series from the University of Westminster’s Law and Theory Lab has been published. Called simply SEE it is one of five volumes that will explore the terrain of law and each of the five senses. SEE  is available open access, free to read and download at goo.gl/nDD7TT.  The print version of SEE appears in an elegant black and white livery and in the unusually svelte dimensions (for a book) of 108 x 178mm.The series is described as follows:

The LAW AND THE SENSES series aims to reflect critically on the relationship between law and the senses by gathering contributions from a wide range of critical fields, and intersecting contemporary debates alimented by spatial, material, affective and post-human turns in philosophy, social and legal theory, critical geography, arts and the humanities.

The growing ‘sensory turn’ across different scholarly disciplines has been followed by an increasing  number of publications that engage with the senses.The series contributes to the developing scholarship investigating law and the senses. The established literature deals with the relation between law and the senses from phenomenological positions, or taking the senses as objects of legal regulation. In contrast, this series makes an important contribution by taking a trans-disciplinary approach that is critically underpinned with a main purpose to introduce new perspectives and engage in shaping future debates on the topic.

In that regard, books in the series provide original and diverse research that will appeal to scholarly communities and students from across different disciplines, in particular: law, anthropology, art, philosophy, cultural studies, and social sciences.

EDITORS: Dr Danilo MandicUniversity of Westminster; Dr Caterina NirtaRoehampton University; Dr Andrea PavoniISCTE University Institute of Lisbon; Professor Andreas
Philippopoulos-MihalopoulosUniversity of Westminster