This book explores contemporary social theory and developments in the study of sexuality through the analysis of law and its practices. Each chapter explores the power of discourse in law in relation to homosexualities, while simultaneously examining how homosexuals resist and disrupt these legal discourses. It is a valuable addition to the literature of the fields of Sociology, Cultural Studies, Law, Politics, Gender Studies and Sexuality.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Military Men: Queering the Homosocial Habitus 2. Authenticity, Evasion and the Unknowable Homosexual Refugee 3. Persecution and Immutability: Homosexual Refugees 4. The Fear of 'Homosexual Spread': Legislating the Heteronormativity of Protection 1957-2000. Conclusion