Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire by Robert LeckeyQueer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire by Robert Leckey

Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire

EditorRobert Leckey, Kim Brooks

Hardcover | June 23, 2010

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Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empireuses queer theory to examine the complex interactions of law, culture, and empire. Building on recent work on empire, and taking contextual, socio-legal, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches, it studies how activists and scholars engaged in queer theory projects can unwittingly advance imperial projects and how queer theory can itself show imperial ambitions. The authors ' from five continents ' delve into examples drawn from Bollywood cinema to California's 2008 marriage referendum. The chapters view a wide range of texts ' from cultural productions to laws and judgments ' as regulatory forces requiring scrutiny from outside Western, heterosexual privilege. This innovative collection goes beyond earlier queer legal work, engaging with recent developments, featuring case studies from India, South Africa, the US, Australasia, Eastern Europe, and embracing the frames offered by different disciplinary lenses.

Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empirewill be of particular interest to students and researchers in the fields of socio-legal studies, comparative law, law and gender/sexuality, and law and culture.

Robert Leckey is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where he teaches and researches in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. He is the author ofContextual Subjects: Family, State, and Relational Theory(2008).Kim Brooks is Associate Professor and the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxa...
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Title:Queer Theory: Law, Culture, EmpireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 23, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415572282

ISBN - 13:9780415572286

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction,Robert LeckeyandKim Brooks Part 1: Constitution Chapter 2. Queer Theory, Neoliberalism and Urban Governance,Jon Binnie  Chapter 3. Regulating 'Perversion': The Role of Tolerance in De-Radicalizing the Rights Claims of Sexual Subalterns,Ratna Kapur Part 2:Representation  Chapter 4. Cinema of Queer Desires: Bombay Cinema and Emergent Sexualities,Shohini Ghosh  Chapter 5. Post-Apartheid Fraternity, Post-Apartheid Democracy, Post-Apartheid Sexuality: Queer Reflections on Jane Alexander's 'Butcher Boys', Jaco Barnard-Naud'EM>  Chapter 6. The Judicial Virtue of Sexuality,Leslie J. Moran Part 3:Regulation  Chapter 7. Reproductive Outsiders ' The Perils and Disruptive Potential of Reproductive Coalitions,Jenni Millbank  Chapter 8. Queer/Religious Potentials in US Same-Sex Marriage Debates,Jeffrey A. Redding  Chapter 9. What's Queer about Polygamy?,Margaret Denike  Part 4:Exclusion  Chapter 10. An 'Imperial' Strategy? The Use of Comparative and International Law in Arguments about LGBT Rights,Nicholas Bamforth  Chapter 11. Reproducing Empire in Same Sex Relationship Recognition and Immigration Law Reform,Nan Seuffert  Chapter 12. UnSettled,Ruthann Robson