Homo(normative) legal discourses and the queer challenge

Ashford, Chris (2011) Homo(normative) legal discourses and the queer challenge. Durham Law Review, 1. pp. 77-98. ISSN 1461-3964

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Abstract

Recent legal reform in English law has dramatically changed the legal status of the homosexual. Once a social and legal pariah, the contemporary queer finds themselves apparently benefiting from unprecedented legal rights. However, this article seeks to argue that these new-found rights - whether they be in the construction of the family, the workplace or in the operation of leisure - operate so as to enshrine in law a homosexual identity anchored in domesticity and Rubin’s conceptualisation of ‘good’ sex. This article seeks to explore the emergence of the new (homo)normative legal discourse and how two sexual phenomena - barebacking and public sex - continue to present socio-legal challenges to its operation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 17:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13623

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