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Giddens, Thomas, ed. Graphic Justice: Intersections of comics and law. London, New York: Routledge, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-138-78799-5
BibTeX citation key: Giddens2015
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Cultural criminology, Justice
Creators: Giddens
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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The intersections of law and contemporary culture are vital for comprehending the meaning and significance of law in today’s world. Far from being unsophisticated mass entertainment, comics and graphic fiction both imbue our contemporary culture, and are themselves imbued, with the concerns of law and justice. Accordingly, and spanning a wide variety of approaches and topics from an international array of contributors, Graphic Justice draws comics and graphic fiction into the range of critical resources available to the academic study of law. The first book to do this, Graphic Justice broadens our understanding of law and justice as part of our human world—a world that is inhabited not simply by legal concepts and institutions alone, but also by narratives, stories, fantasies, images, and other cultural articulations of human meaning. Engaging with key legal issues (including copyright, education, legal ethics, biomedical regulation, and legal personhood) and exploring critical issues in criminal justice and perspectives on international rights, law and justice—all through engagement with comics and graphic fiction—the collection showcases the vast breadth of potential that the medium holds. Graphic Justice will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students in: cultural legal studies; law and the image; law, narrative and literature; law and popular culture; cultural criminology; as well as cultural and comics studies more generally.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)
Contributors (xi)

Thomas Giddens: Introduction (1)

1. Thomas Giddens: Lex comica: on comics and legal theory (8)

Part 1: Introducing comics and law (17)
2. Kimberly Barker: Holy blurring of core copyright principles, Batmobile! (19)
3. Graham Ferris and Cleo Lunt: Devil’s advocate: representation in heroic fiction, Daredevil and the law (36)
4. Richard Glancey: I am the law teacher! An experiential approach using Judge Dredd to teach constitutional law (54)
5. Shawn HE Harmon: Not foresighting, not answering: using graphic fiction to interrogate social and regulatory issues in biomedicine (71)
6. Thomas Giddens: Law and the machine: fluid and mechanical selfhood in The Ghost in the Shell (89)

Part 2: Graphic criminology (107)
7. Nickie D Phillips and Staci Strobl: When (super)heroes kill: vigilantism and deathworthiness in Justice League, Red Team, and the Christopher Dorner killing spree (109)
8. Angus Nurse: Extreme restorative justice: the politics of vigilantism in Vertigo’s 100 Bullets (130)
9. James Petty: Violent lives, ending violently? Justice, ideology and spectatorship in Watchmen (147)
10. Nic Groombridge: Stepping off the page: ‘British Batman’ as legal superhero (164)

Part 3: Graphic justice international (181)
11. Chris Comerford: The hero we need, not the one we deserve: vigilantism and the state of exception in Batman Incorporated (183)
12. Chris Lloyd: Judge, jury and executioner: Judge Dredd, Jaques Derrida, drones (201)
13. Chris Boge: Crimes against (super)humanity: graphic forms of justice and governance (219)
14. Jérémie Gilbert and David Keane: Graphic reporting: human rights violations through the lens of graphic novels (236)

Index (255)

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