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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements

Edited by: Vanessa Munro, Carl Stychin

ISBN13: 9781904385660
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £43.99

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Rediscovering’ the peculiarity of feminist perspectives, rather than examining the broader range of gender-oriented analyses, in the area of legal regulation and sexuality, this edited collection avoids the ‘reductionist' and 'essentialist' shortcomings of ‘feminism unmodified’.

With a substantial introductory chapter, written by the editors, summarizing the state of the law on core aspects of sexuality and providing a critical appraisal of the key themes and concerns, it analyzes and transcends the traditional dichotomised thinking (e.g coercion/choice, victim/agent) about the regulation of gender issues. It addresses a broad range of key themes including:-

  • crime
  • the family and child
  • contract law
  • jurisprudence
  • public and international law.
Offering a space in which to re-vitalize a feminist conception of sexuality, this book is an essential read for law students interested in the legal implications of gender and sexuality.

Setting the Boundaries Between Harm and Immorality: A Sexual Offences Code for the Twenty-First Century?
De-meaning of Contract.
On Being Responsible.
Beyond Unity: Feminism, Sexuality and the Idea of Law.
Performativity in Feminism and Queer Theory.
Out of the Shadows.
Sex Education and the Law in England and Wales: Complicating the Political.
Reining in Desire: Sexual Citizenship, Governmentality and the Reasonable State.
Disciplining Transgender: Feminist Approaches and Rainbow Alliances.
Freedom and Capacity to Make a Choice: A Feminist Analysis of Consent in the Criminal Law.
Law, Sex Trafficking and Right Wing Politics.
Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labour and Other Stories of the Lumpen Proletariat.
Sexuality and Militarism/Peacekeeping.