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Masculinity, Law and Family - Richard Collier

Masculinity, Law and Family

Hardcover Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780415091947
Number Of Pages: 344

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"Masculinity, Law and Family" examines the construction of masculinity in a variety of areas of law pertaining to the family. Throughout, Richard Collier integrates recent theoretical developments in legal studies with a social theory of gender, the family and the social construction of masculinity.
After an overview of theoretical positions and a critique of traditional legal theory, Richard Collier focuses on the legal regulation of homosexuality and transsexualism to show how confined is the view of masculine sexuality in legal discourse. These arguments are further elaborated in a discussion of non-consummation, adultery and divorce, as well as fatherhood and paternity.
"Masculinity, Law and Family" is of central importance to our understanding of the social and political dimension of masculinity. It will be invaluable to those interested in sociology, gender studies and the law.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Theorising Masculinity and the Familyp. 47
Law, Sex and Masculinityp. 87
'love Without Fear'p. 138
The 'good Father' in Lawp. 175
'family Men' and 'dangerous' Masculinitiesp. 215
Changing Masculinities, Changing Lawp. 252
Notesp. 278
Bibliographyp. 286
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780415091947
ISBN-10: 0415091942
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1