Sex, Preference, and Family

Sex, Preference, and Family : Essays on Law and Nature

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This is a paperback reprint of a book originally published in January 1997. It is a provocative collection of essays that examines the relationship between nature and law, the "personal" and the "political". Some focus on the grey area where it is difficult to tell what, if anything, is "natural". Others focus on areas of human life that have frequently been thought to be natural rather than socially shaped, such as sexuality and the family. Each essay brings to the current debate the insights of a variety of disciplines - above all, philosophy, political science, and law. It will appeal to anyone interested in sexuality, gender, feminism, and the more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 144.3 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 527.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 line figures
  • 0195122879
  • 9780195122879
  • 1,320,663

About David M. Estlund

David M. Estlund is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. Martha C. Nussbaum is Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law more

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The issues the book raises ... have an international resonance and appeal ... In producing such a wide-ranging, detailed and meticulously referenced book the editors are to be congratulated on a number of counts. The general quality of the contributions, the rigour of the scholarship and the sustained attempt to embrace interdisciplinarity are to be welcomed ... the book represents a timely contribution to critical studies of law and the family in the way in which it challenges the normativity both of "family law" and of (hetero)sexuality itself. * Richard Collier, Res Publica 5, 1999 *show more

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