Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements by Vanessa MunroSexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements by Vanessa Munro

Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements

EditorVanessa Munro, Carl Stychin

Paperback | January 6, 2007

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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.

Vanessa Munro is in the School of Law, King's College. Carl Stychin is Dean of F.E.S.S. at the University of Reading.
Title:Sexuality and the Law: Feminist EngagementsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:January 6, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1904385664

ISBN - 13:9781904385660


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Dev'l-in Disguise?: Harm, Privacy and the Sexual Offences Act 2003  2. On being Responsible  3. 'Freedom and the Capacity to Make a Choice': A Feminist Analysis of Consent in the Criminal Law of Rape  4. De-meaning of Contract  5. Out of the Shadows: Feminist Silence and Liberal Law  6. Transgender: Destabilising Feminism?  7. Beyond Unity  8. Speaking beyond Thinking: Citizenship, Governance and Lesbian and Gay Politics  9. Teenage Pregnancies and Sex Education: Constructing the Girl/Woman Concept  10. 'Faith' and the 'Good' Liberal: The Construction of Female Sexual Subjectivity in Anti-trafficking Legal Discourse  11. Making Sense of Zero Tolerance Policies in Peacekeeping Sexual Economies  12. Wives and Whores: Prospects for a Feminist Theory of Redistribution