The law is one of the primary means through which sexuality is constructed, monitored and controlled. In this much needed book, Carl Stychin provides a critical examination of the relationship between law and sexual orientation in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The author exposes the connection between the law and sexual control through an exploration of key questions of current interest and controversy. He examines the motivations behind legal restrictions, and the impact on sexual subcultures and dominant society.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 IDENTITIES, SEXUALITIES, AND THE POSTMODERN SUBJECT; Chapter 2 OF PROHIBITIONS AND PROMOTIONS; Chapter 3 THE PORN WARS; Chapter 4 OF REPRESENTATION AND REALITY; Chapter 5 INSIDE AND OUT OF THE MILITARY; Chapter 6 EQUALITY RIGHTS, IDENTITY POLITICS, AND THE CANADIAN NATIONAL IMAGINATION; Chapter 7 UNMANLY DIVERSIONS; Chapter 8 TOWARDS A QUEER LEGAL THEORY; NOTES; Index;
Carl F. Stychin is Lecturer in Law at Keele University. He has written extensively in the areas of law and sexuality and legal theory. Educated in Canada and the United States, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada. He is co-editor (with Didi Herman) of Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of Law.