Sexuality and the Law

Feminist Engagements

Edited by Vanessa Munro, Carl Stychin

© 2007 – Routledge-Cavendish

336 pages

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pub: 2007-03-29
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About the Book

‘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.

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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies