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Legal Queeries

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ISBN13: 9780304338634
ISBN: 030433863X
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Taking law reform beyond the traditional confines of decriminalization, this text explores issues in sexuality, gender and the law, using examples from continental Europe to the southern hemisphere. It aims to open new perspectives on the way lesbians, gays and transexuals are represented in society.;The book features contributions from legal scholars and practitioners who explore the complexity of the interface between perversity and legal regulation. It addresses many taboo matters such as sexuality and childhood, bringing together the experiences of sexual minorities in other countries. It also draws attention to the potential for change and to problems of legal reform in this area.

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Oscar Wilde - law, memory and the proper name, Leslie J. Moran; institutionalizing heterosexuality - the legal exclusion of ""impossible"" (trans)sexualities, Andrew N. Sharpe; ""Gemeinschaftsfremden"" - or how to be shafted by your friends - sterilization requirements and legal status recognition for the transexual, Stephen Whittle; the lesbian mother - questions of gender and sexual identity, Sarah Beresford; the possibility of a registered partnership under German law, Judith Rauhofer; law, childhood innocence and sexuality, Craig Lind; beyond Section 28 - law, governance and sex education, Daniel Monk; what's in a name - naming legal needs in AIDS service organizations, Petra Wilson; the Netherlands - frontrunners in anti-discrimination laws, Martin Moerings; gay and lesbian sexualities in South Africa - from outlawed to constitutionally protected, Ronald Louw; piecemeal to equality - Scottish gay law reform past, present and future, Brian Dempsey; intimate queer celluloid - heavenly creatures and criminal law, Elena Loizidou; queering theory - an essay on the conceit of revolution in law, Larry Cata Backer.