Article

Perverting London: The cartographic practices of law

Details

Citation

Moran LJ & McGhee D (1998) Perverting London: The cartographic practices of law. Law and Critique, 9 (2), pp. 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf03379993

Abstract
First paragraph: In a memorandum submitted to the Wolfenden Committee, a government departmental committee commissioned to investigate the law and practice relating to homosexual offences and prostitution in England, Wales and Scotland, Sir John Nott-Bower, K.C.V.O, Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis provided the committee with a map of London. This representation of London is bounded by Oxford Street to the north and the Kings Road to the south. Its eastern edge is Kensington Park. Its western limit is Westminster bridge and the river Thames. In its detail it is a distribution of familiar urban landmarks such as Hyde Park, Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and a complex web of well-known highways and byways. At the same time this London is a less familiar representation.

Keywords
Law

Journal
Law and Critique: Volume 9, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/1998
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
ISSN0957-8536
eISSN1572-8617

People (1)

People

Professor Derek McGhee
Professor Derek McGhee

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences