Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity

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Elizabeth Bernstein, Laurie Schaffner
Psychology Press, 2005 - Psychology - 313 pages
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Regulating Sex is 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.
 

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Contents

The Case
3
Contract and the Legal Mooring of SameSex Intimacy
19
The Struggle to Achieve Judicial
35
The Regulation of Sexual Commerce
51
Questioning the Desire to Help and Save
67
Heterosexual Sex Tourism to the Caribbean
83
Desire Demand and the Commerce of Sex
101
How Child Prostitution
167
Capacity Consent and the Construction of Adulthood
189
Exploring
209
From Outsider to Citizen
225
Sex and Freedom
247
References
271
About the Contributors
301
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Elizabeth Bernstein is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. Laurie Schaffner is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Teenage Runaways.

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