From Disgust to Humanity : Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law

Other titles
  • FROM DISGUST TO HUMANITY
  • Inalienable Rights
  • VLEbooks.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA 2010
Physical description
1 online resource (313 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-19-971942-X
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780195305319
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: From Disgust to Humanity; Chapter One The Politics of Disgust: Practice, Theory, History; Chapter Two The Politics of Humanity: Religion, Race, Gender, Disability; Chapter Three Sodomy Laws: Disgust and Intrusion; Chapter Four Discrimination and Antidiscrimination: Romer and Animus; Chapter Five A Right to Marry?; Chapter Six Protecting Intimacy: Sex Clubs, Public Sex, Risky Choices; Conclusion: After Disgust?; Index
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Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker, Martha Nussbaum stands as one of our foremost authorities on law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. In From Disgust to Humanity, Nussbaum aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: the politics of disgust. Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens. When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships,

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