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At Jotwell, Margaret Davies has reviewed Rosie Harding’s, Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives (Routledge 2011).
Bringing pluralism and consciousness of law together allows for a much more expansive definition of legality and a more nuanced analysis of everyday narratives of law. Engagement with and resistance to the formal law is refracted through a variety of normative lenses other than the state law itself.
The empirical dimension of Harding’s book is equally significant and produces an amazingly rich picture of the complexities of lesbian and gay engagements with law, including the myriad forms of resistance and the More >
NIP: Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law & the British Novel. Martha C. Nussbaum & Alison L. LaCroix eds
My colleague Hengemeh Saberi (more on her later) suggested this 2013 OUP offering: Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law and the British Novel. Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix eds. Posner on Austen? And Nicola Lacey!
This interdisciplinary volume of contributed essays focuses on issues of gender in the British novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly Hardy and Trollope. Approaching the topic from a variety of backgrounds, the contributors reinvigorate the law-and-literature movement by displaying a range of ways in which literature and law can illuminate one another and in which the conversation between them can illuminate More >
it isn’t open source, unfortunately, so perhaps only those of you with access to a Uni library will be able to get this – but there is a lot to read. [access through project muse]Canadian Journal of Women and the Law-Volume 24, Number 2, 2012. Some names you may know and others you may not. We also tried a little experimental book review approach here on the Mrs. Dredd Scott book, see what you think (you may already have read the “review” conversation here on the blog). Happy Reading!
Table of Contents (I pasted in two of the More >
This seems neat – UK organization “Just Fair” (one of the people behind it is Nottingham Professor Aoife Nolan, aka @commentator01 on twitter) is putting “Austerity on Trial” tonight. The “charge” is breaching international human rights standards. See here for more information. There are briefs for both sides – an interesting way of gathering attention and bringing people together. The page has links to scholarship and backgrounders aimed at non scholars including children & young people.
Those who were at or followed last year’s LSA in Hawai’i will remember that there were linked panels on Austerity organized by some stellar UK feminists More >
Here at Jotwell, McGill’s Robert Leckey has reviewed London based writer and UCL-affiliated Yuvraj Joshi’s Respectable Queerness.
On Joshi’s reading, and it is a fair one, the push for same-sex marriage has proceeded less by demanding respect than by attempting to demonstrate gay men’s and lesbians’ respectability. The agency associated with respectability is a key analytical insight: while assimilation refers to pressures imposed by the mainstream, respectability gestures to efforts made by gay men and lesbians to remake themselves as worthy of recognition. Think of the factual accounts of model plaintiffs advanced to courts in same-sex marriage litigation, which were advanced More >