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Regulating Sex : The Politics of Intimacy and Identity - Elizabeth Bernstein

Regulating Sex

The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

By: Elizabeth Bernstein (Editor), Laurie Schaffner (Editor)

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Published: 23rd December 2004
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Regulating Sexis an anthology that presents debates over the role of the state in constructing and controlling erotic practice, intimacy, and identity. The purpose of this edited volume is to address sexual dilemmas in law and the state in substantive areas such as same-sex domestic partnerships, sexual economies, and childhood sexuality via a series of spirited dialogues between socio-legal scholars from diverse disciplinary, national, and political perspectives. Contributors include Laura Agustin, Mary Bernstein, Wendy Chapkis, Paisley Currah, Kjersti Ericsson, Gert Hekma, Janet R. Jakobsen, Kerwin Kaye, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Shannon Minter, Julia O'Connell Davidson, Will Rountree, Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, Penelope Saunders, and Steven Seidman. Accessibly written for use as a companion or text in sociology of law, gender, family, childhood and youth studies, and sexuality courses,Regulating Sexchallengesstatus quoanalyses in the sociology of sexualityand the state.

"This is a politically engaged and theoretically nimble volume. Canvassing a wide range of topics--from age of consent laws to anti-trafficking activism, from the liberal state's simultaneous regulation and promotion of sexual commerce to battles for same-sex marriage and transgender equality--the essays collected here trace the perils and possibilities of confronting liberalism and its values. "Regulating Sex is vital reading for scholars and activists alike."
-Ann Pellegrini, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Performance Studies, New York University, co-author with Janet R. Jakobsen of "Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious
"The authors in this edited collection astutely analyze the regulation of sexuality of various populations of western neoliberal nations of the global North, including transgenders, queers, prostitutes, children, and sex tourists. Together these essays link a variety of heteronormative configurations that are commonly viewed as discreet and separate. "Regulating Sex is an important contribution to sexuality studies that confidently extends the parameters of the field to take up not just GLBT studies, but also those that focus on sex work and adolescent sexual practices."
-Kamala Kempadoo, Associate Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, York University, co-editor with Jo Doezema of "Global Sex Workers, and author of "Sexing the Caribbean
"It is difficult to imagine a timelier book, in light of the current debate over same-sex marriage. This book is a must read for scholars and students of sexuality, social movements, and women's studies."
-Verta Taylor, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-author with Leila Rupp of "Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

The Regulation of Queer Identities and Intimacies
Liberalism and Social Movement Success: The Case of United States Sodomy Statutes
Contract and the Legal Mooring of Same-Sex Intimacy
Unprincipled Exclusions: The Struggle to Achieve Judicial and Legislative Equality for Transgender People
The Regulation of Sexual Commerce
Soft Glove, Punishing Fist: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
At Home in the Street: Questioning the Desire to Help and Save
Travel and Taboo: Heterosexual Sex Tourism in the Caribbean
Desire, Demand, and the Commerce of Sex
The Regulation of Childhood and Gendered "Innocence"
Child Welfare as Social Defense against Sexuality: A Norwegian Example
Sexual Abuse and the Wholesome Family: Feminist, Psychological, and State Discourses
Identity to Acronym: How "Child Prostitution" Became "CSEC"
Capacity, Consent, and the Construction of Adulthood
Beyond Regulation: Towards Sexual Justice
How Libertarian is the Netherlands? Exploring Contemporary Dutch Sexual Cultures
From Outsider to Citizen
Sex and Freedom
Bibliography
About the Contributors
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ISBN: 9780415948685
ISBN-10: 0415948681
Series: Perspectives on Gender
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 23rd December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1