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Sexuality, Disability, and the Law: Beyond the Last Frontier?


ISBN13: 9781137481078
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £66.99



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Sexuality, Disability, and the Law approaches issues of sexual autonomy and disability from multiple perspectives, including constitutional law, international human rights, therapeutic jurisprudence, history, cognitive psychology, dignity studies, and theories and findings on gender constructs and societal norms. Perlin and Lynch determine that if our society continues to assert that persons with mental disabilities possess a primitive morality, we allow ourselves to censor their feelings and their actions. By denying their ability and desires to show love and affection, we justify this disparate treatment. Our reliance on stereotypes has warped our attitudes and our policies, and has allowed us to avoid important issues of humanity and of dignity that should be at the basis of any policies that affect this population.

Subjects:
Law and Society
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Four Factors: Sanism, Pretextuality, Heuristics and 'Ordinary Common Sense'
3. Perspectives from the Law
4. Social Policy Issues
5. Gender, Society, and Sexuality
6. Therapeutic Jurisprudence