Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire

Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire

by Morris B. Kaplan

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Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire by Morris B. Kaplan

Sexual Justice defends a robust a robust conception of lesbian and gay rights, emphasizing protection against discrimination and recognition of queer relationships and families. Synthesizing materials from law, philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature, Kaplan argues that sexual desire is central to the pursuit of happiness: equal citizenship requires individual freedom to shape oneself through a variety of intimate associations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415905152
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/03/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Morris B. Kaplan teaches philosophy at Purchase College, State University of New York. He has served as a trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York and as inaugural Rockefeller Fellow in Legal Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center, 1993-94. He has published in Praxis International, Virginia Law Review, GLQ, The Philosophical Forum, Metaphilosophy, and The Journal of the History of Sexuality.

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