Homosexuality, Law and Resistance

Homosexuality, Law and Resistance

by Derek McGhee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415249023

ISBN-13: 9780415249027

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Homosexuality, Law and Resistance explores contemporary social theory and developments in the study of sexuality through the analysis of law and its practices. Each chapter explores the power of discourse in law in relation to homosexualities, while simultaneously examining how homosexuals resist and disrupt these legal discourses." "The book includes detailed case…  See more details below

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"Homosexuality, Law and Resistance explores contemporary social theory and developments in the study of sexuality through the analysis of law and its practices. Each chapter explores the power of discourse in law in relation to homosexualities, while simultaneously examining how homosexuals resist and disrupt these legal discourses." "The book includes detailed case narratives of some of the most highly publicised and far-reaching contemporary struggles surrounding homosexuality in law. These include the ban on homosexuals from serving in the armed forces and the reduction of the homosexual age of consent. It also contains case studies focused on the plight of homosexual refugees in asylum and immigrations procedures." Many of the themes explored in this book will be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of sociology, cultural studies, law, politics, gender studies and sexuality. This timely work will prove a valuable addition to the literature of all these fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249027
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Research in Gender and Society Series, #9
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Military men: queering the homosocial habitus25
2Authenticity, evasion and the unknowable homosexual61
3Persecution and immutable identities: homosexual refugees88
4The fear of 'homosexual spread': legislating the heteronormativity of protection 1957-2000116
Conclusion: accommodation trouble, queer legal theory and politics162
Appendix178
Notes179
Bibliography197
Index213

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