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By Richard Collier

ISBN-10: 0203305299

ISBN-13: 9780203305294

ISBN-10: 0415091942

ISBN-13: 9780415091947

ISBN-10: 0415091950

ISBN-13: 9780415091954

Masculinity, legislations and kin examines the development of masculinity in various components of legislation referring to the kinfolk. all through, Richard Collier integrates contemporary theoretical advancements in felony reviews with a social idea of gender, the relatives and the social development of masculinity. After an outline of theoretical positions and a critique of conventional felony conception, Richard Collier focusses at the criminal rules of homosexuality and transsexualism to teach how limited the view of masculine sexuality is in felony discours. those arguments are extra elaborated in a dialogue of non-consummation, adultery and divorce, in addition to fatherhood and paternity. Masculinity, legislations and kinfolk is of vital significance to our realizing of the social and political measurement of masculinity.

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At issue here are more general questions about gender and culture at the end of the twentieth century. It is essential to place the discourses of masculinity which are the subject of this book in the wider historical, social and economic context whence they derive their meaning, therefore. It is also necessary to place a study such as this in a wider political context and to address the practices to which the differential theorising of men’s power lead. The idea that changes in ‘law’ signify any ‘crisis’ of masculinity is, as we shall see, deeply problematic.

The interdisciplinary approach to law, whether under the ill-defined rubrics of ‘law in context’ (for example O’Donovan 1985a; Lacey et al. 1990) or ‘critical legal studies’ (Kairys 1982; Unger 1983; Fitzpatrick and Hunt 1987; Stanley 1988), is now an established part of legal education in the UK (see further Grigg-Spall and Ireland 1992). There even exist law schools whose purported defining aim is to teach the law ‘in context’ (Folsome and Roberts 1979). Few law schools today would deny wholesale the purchase of a contextual approach to law, though they may restrict it to certain subjects, such as criminology, which are considered ‘appropriate’ to such an interdisciplinary approach because of their already culturally marginal status in the law school.

Is it beyond culture and society, a product of biology? Whether Reynaud’s vague tautology is confronting patriachal power structures is questionable. This is not to reject out of hand the diverse writings which might be placed under the ‘men against sexism’ rubric, not all of which share the essentialism depicted above. Nor is it to dismiss the politics of the anti-sexist tradition (which in Britain has tended to have a more clearly defined materialist focus than the North American counterparts.

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