The Homosexual(ity) of law

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This volume offers an understanding of the histories of the contemporary legal tradition and their current operation using specific examples, such as the impact of a court case over an alleged breach of the peace when two men kissed in public. The Homosexual(ity) of Law looks at how legal discourse is constructed to place homosexuality in a very specific band of regulation and focuses on gay and civil rights, equality under the law and social attitudes towards homosexuals. ...
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Overview

This volume offers an understanding of the histories of the contemporary legal tradition and their current operation using specific examples, such as the impact of a court case over an alleged breach of the peace when two men kissed in public. The Homosexual(ity) of Law looks at how legal discourse is constructed to place homosexuality in a very specific band of regulation and focuses on gay and civil rights, equality under the law and social attitudes towards homosexuals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415079525
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/17/1996
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: Brief Encounters 1
2 Novelty as the Tradition of Law: Buggery as Homosexual 21
3 Buggery: A Short History of Silence 33
4 Making the Sense of Buggery 66
5 The Enigma of 'Homosexual Offences' 91
6 Policing and the Production of the Homosexual(ity) of Law 118
7 The Somatic Techniques of Policing 134
8 The Uses of Homosexuality: Rights, Victims and Parliamentary Reform 169
9 Conclusions 197
Appendix of cases 203
Notes 204
Bibliography 234
Index 244
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