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Sexuality Repositioned

Diversity and the Law

Editor(s): Belinda Brooks-Gordon, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Martin Johnson M.A., PhD., F.R.C.O.G., Andrew Bainham
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Published: 10-06-2004
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 456
ISBN: 9781847313287
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Sexuality Repositioned

Despite the advent of new sexual knowledges,new perspectives, new experiences even, we do not routinely or habitually reflect on the interface of social and legal dimensions of sexuality. Rather, the law is periodically reviewed in response to some crisis or campaign. The idea for the book thus came from awareness that it is important to explore some of the social and moral censures, contours and controversies that shape and mark the boundaries of sexuality. The production of the book has coincided with a major review and new legislation concerning sexual offences, fuelling the authors' concerns and making their explorations timely.

Interdisciplinary in scope, drawing in biological, psychological, sociological and historical perspectives to set out the new battlegrounds of sexuality, for instance, but with particular emphasis on socio-legal issues, the book examines the following areas: the development of sexuality and the right to define one's sexuality; genetic maps and sexual politics; sexuality and same sex relationships in law; the law in relation to intersecting oppressions concerning lesbians, gay men and trans people; the sexual abuse of children and the limitations of the law; the contours of regulation concerning young people, 'sexual health', and prostitution; sexual freedoms versus protectionist debates; sexuality, desire and embodied performances in the workplace; sexuality, film and the law, and the law on sexuality in the everyday practice of the Care Standards Tribunal. The book also reviews the recent reform of sexual offences and examines the current vogue for psychological treatment interventions for
sexual offenders. This book offers a highly original and exciting new exploration of contemporary socio-legal issues in relation to different sexual positions.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction: Reflections on Sexuality Repositioned
LORAINE GELSTHORPE

Part 1: Sexuality and Society

2. The Rights and Wrongs of Sexuality
JEFFREY WEEKS

3. Social Worlds, Social Change and the Rise of the New Sexualities Theories
KEN PLUMMER

4. New Battlegrounds: Genetic Maps and Sexual Politics
LYNNE SEGAL

5. Sexuality, Desire and Embodied Performances in the Workplace
LINDA MCDOWELL

6. Sexuality and Same-Sex Relationships in Law
CRAIG LIND

7. Intersecting Oppressions: Ending Discrimination Against Lesbians, Gay Men and Trans People in the UK
ZOË-JANE PLAYDON

Part 2: The Development of Sexuality: Contemporary Debates

8. A Biological Perspective on Human Sexuality
MARTIN H. JOHNSON

9. Men, Women, People: The Definition of Sex
PAK-LEE CHAU AND JONATHAN HERRING

10. The Development of Sexuality
JULIE A. JESSOP

11. Sexual Health and Young People: the Contribution and Role of Psychology
ROGER INGHAM

Part 3: 'Problematic' and Prohibited Sexuality

12. Reforming the Law on Sexual Offences
ANDREW BAINHAM AND BELINDA BROOKS-GORDON

13. Unnatural Acts: Sexuality, Film, and the Law
ANDREW WEBBER

14. The Sexual Abuse of Children
MICHAEL FREEMAN

15. The Care Standards Tribunal: The Correct Balance
DAVID PEARL

16. The Sexual Zone Between Childhood and the Age of Majority: Claims to Sexual Freedoms Versus Protectionist Policies
KERRY PETERSEN

17. Regulating Sex: Young People, Prostitution and Policy Reform
JOANNA PHOENIX

18. Sexual Offenders: A Systematic Review of Psychological Treatment Interventions
BELINDA BROOKS-GORDON, CHARLOTTE BILBY AND TRACEY KENWORTHY

Reviews

“…wide-ranging, detailed and lengthy…the book as a whole hangs together well, and the organization of the chapters gives it a logical structure…This is a book with something for everyone, and will encourage cross-disciplinary debates and discussions.” –  Susie Scott, Social and Legal Studies, 15 (I), March 2006

“...a challenging and thought provoking contribution to the social and academic debates surrounding sexuality and the law.” –  Graham Baxendale, University of Southampton, Criminal Justice, The International Journal of Policy and Practice, November 2005

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