New Resources on Hot Topics in Your Law Library

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This month, the NCCU Law Library has added some great new resources.  A few of these titles are highlighted below.

  • Antonio Roversi, Hate on the Net: Extremist Sites, Neo-Fascism On-Line, Electronic Jihad (2008).

As a result of recent events in the US, you may be interested in reading this book which helps clarify some of the meaning behind the violence. Antonio Roversi presents an analysis of websites that incite violence, both symbolic and real, and act as a conduit for messages which promote racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and, in one case, incitement to armed warfare. Four types of site are analysed: football hooligans, neo-fascists, neo-nazis and, finally, Middle-Eastern militant Islamic.

  • Ross A. Dannenberg, Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law (2010).

Dannenberg explores and discusses how to obtain traditional intellectual property law rights in the non-traditional settings of video game and virtual world environments, and serves as a primer for researching these emerging legal issues.  If you’re a student interested in learning developing areas of IP law, you may enjoy this book.

  • Exploring Courtroom Discourse: The Language of Power and Control (Anne Wagner & Le Cheng, eds., 2011).

This work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of “Power and Control” – both oral and written – and how it might be clarified to unravel linguistic representation of legal reality. It is a valuable contribution to the study and analysis of courtroom discourse and courtroom cultures more generally. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of language and law, legal theory, interpretation, and semiotics of law.

For more information about new titles added to the Law Library’s collection, visit the New Acquisitions page at http://law.nccu.edu/library/new-acquisitions/.