Library of essays on equality and anti-discrimination law.
"Sexual rules and regulations are among society's oldest yet it is only in recent decades that this once-stigmatized field has become the focus of scholarly attention. This volume, which includes some of the most thought-provoking and hard-to-find essays in the field, covers a diverse range of topics from sexual orientation and gender identity to intersexuality and commercial sex, and from HIV/AIDS and trafficking to polygamy. Through historical, political and critical-theoretical lenses, and through a global focus, the selections ask how we conceptualize the groups and acts subjected to sexual regulation and how regulations in the field implicate and produce understandings of sexuality and identity. By placing this variety of works together, Sexuality and Equality Law invites fresh insights into commonalities and synergies across regulatory arenas that are often isolated from one another. The volume's introduction situates all of these works in the broader field and offers readers an extensive bibliography."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2013 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 The Rights and Wrongs of Sexuality chapter 2 The Sexual Citizen chapter 3 Understanding Lesbian and Gay Rights chapter 4 From chapter 5 Sticky Intuitions and the Future of Sexual Orientation Discrimination chapter 6 The Sex Discrimination Argument in Gay Rights Cases chapter 7 Coming Out and Challenging the Closet, 1961-1981 chapter 8 Shared Values of Singapore: Sexual Minority Rights as Singaporean Value chapter 9 Constructing the Personal Narratives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Asylum Claimants chapter 10 Black Rights, Gay Rights, Civil Rights chapter 11 The Epistemic Contract of Bisexual Erasure chapter 12 Gender Pluralisms under the Transgender Umbrella chapter 13 What's Wrong with Rights? chapter 14 Beyond the Locker Room: Changing Narratives on Early Surgery for Intersex Children chapter 15 HIV is a Virus, Not a Crime: Ten Reasons against Criminal Statutes and Criminal Prosecutions chapter 16 Secondary Effects chapter 17 The Regulation of Prostitution: Contemporary Contexts and Comparative Perspectives chapter 18 Evolving a Policy- Legal Status chapter 19 chapter 20 What's Queer about Polygamy?.