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Published: 12 May 2011

334 Pages


ISBN: 9780199735082

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States of Passion

Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Yvonne Zylan

  • Illustrates one of the central ways in which sexuality is socially constructed in contemporary American society: through the engagement and production of legal discourses.
  • Provides a sexually progressive counter-argument to what is becoming a nearly universal position held by gay legal scholars and activists extolling the merits of legal strategies for the LGB movement-particularly those seeking expansive same-sex harassment law, anti-gay hate crime law, and inclusion in civil marriage.
  • Written by an academic expert with years of experience in the fields of feminist theory and praxis, and the social construction of sex.

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