Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of the Law (Hardback)
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Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of the Law (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 08/12/1995
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Law reform struggles have always been a part of the grassroots lesbian and gay agenda. These critical essays examine the politics of these engagements, of lesbians, gay men, and the law in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. From a wide range of perspectives, the contributors combine new conceptual insights with a concern for the practicalities of political engagements, tackling such vital topics as legal definitions of homosexuality, AIDS activism, and race and sexuality. Contributors: Katherine Arnup, Susan Boyd, Peter M. Cicchino, Davina Cooper, Bruce R. Deming, Mary Eaton, William F. Flanagan, Leo Flynn, Shelley A. M. Gavigan, Leslie J. Moran, Katherine M. Nicholson, Cynthia Petersen, Ruthann Robson, and the editors.

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781566393768
Number of pages: 272


MEDIA REVIEWS

"[A]n interesting and well-balanced collection [that] will clearly stand out in the 'queer studies' market. It deserves to be read by lawyers and non-lawyers alike and offers an excellent comparative perspective on political struggles being fought in contemporary Western societies."
-International Journal of Discrimination and the Law


"This is an important collection of essays focusing on how the law constructs homosexuality and how lesbian and gay rights activists use (or perhaps misuse) available legal categories to argue for the extension of rights to lesbian, bisexual, and gay persons. Existing scholarship on the social construction of homosexuality will be enriched by the critical insights of the legal academics who have contributed to this volume. I highly recommend Legal Inversions to everyone interested in the law's role in shaping the current debate over lesbian and gay rights. I particularly recommend it to American readers who may be unfamiliar with some of the legal battles discussed in essays by authors from Britain, Ireland, and Canada."
-Patricia A. Cain, Professor of Law, University of Iowa


"Both informative and provocative, this book presents a variety of useful perspectives on law's relationship to lesbian and gay communities. Among several outstanding essays, I particularly liked those on lesbian baby boomers and the Massachusetts Gay Civil Rights Bill."
-William Eskeridge, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

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