Publisher description for Regulating sex : the politics of intimacy and identity / edited by Elizabeth Bernstein and Laurie Schaffner.


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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.

Contributors include Laura Agusti;n, Mary Bernstein, Wendy Chapkis, Paisley Currah, Kjersti Ericsson, Gert Hekma, Janet R. Jakobsen, Kerwin Kaye, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Shannon Minter, Julia O'Connell Davidson, Will Rountree, Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, Penelope Saunders, and Steven Seidman.

Accessibly written for use as a companion or text in sociology of law, gender, family, childhood and youth studies, and sexuality courses, Regulating Sex challenges status quo analyses in the sociology of sexuality and the state.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sex -- Political aspects.
Sex and law.