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Law's Desire

Carl F. StychinLecturer in Law, University of Keele

ISBN13: 9780415111270
ISBN: 0415111277
Published: July 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.99

Law's Desire provides a critical examination of the relationship of law and sexual orientation in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Law is one of the primary means through which lesbian and gay male sexuality is constructed, monitored and controlled (albeit not necessarily successfully).

Carl Stychin exposes the connection through an exploration of key questions of current interest and controversy. He examines the motivations behind legal restrictions and their impact both upon sexual subcultures and dominant society.

The book tackles the major areas of controversy that have erupted in the 1980s and the 1990s: public funding restrictions on ""homoerotic art""; sodomy laws; the regulation of safe sex educational materials; gay pornography and feminist theory; lesbians and gay men in the American military; sadomasochism and the law; and legal restrictions on the ""promotion"" of homosexuality. The author concludes with an examination of the challenges posed by the newly emerging queer identities and the likely direction of future struggles.