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The Resource Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform, Libby Adler

Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform, Libby Adler

Label
Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform
Title
Gay priori
Title remainder
a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform
Statement of responsibility
Libby Adler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Gay priori, Libby Adler offers a comprehensive critique of mainstream LGBT legal agendas in the United States and a new direction for LGBT law reform. Adler shows how LGBT equal rights discourse drives legal advocates toward a narrow array of reform objectives: namely, same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination protections, and hate crimes statutes. This approach means that many legal issues that greatly impact the lives of the LGBT community's most marginalized members (especially those who are transgender, homeless, underage, or nonwhite) often go unnoticed. Such a narrow focus on equal rights also fixes and flattens LGBT identities, perpetuates the uneven distribution of resources such as safety, housing, health, and wealth, and limits the capacity for advocates to imagine change. To combat these effects, Adler calls for prioritizing the redistribution of resources in ways that focus on addressing low-profile legal conditions such as foster care and other issues that better meet the needs of LGBT people. Such a shift in perspective, Adler contends, will serve to open up a new world of reform possibilities that the law provides for"--Back cover
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Libby S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual minorities
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Law reform
  • Sexual minorities
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform, Libby Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The indeterminacy trap -- The LGBT rights-bearing subject -- Reformist desire -- Bringing legal realism to political economy -- Making the distributive turn
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780822371182
Lccn
2017043523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987796362
Label
Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform, Libby Adler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The indeterminacy trap -- The LGBT rights-bearing subject -- Reformist desire -- Bringing legal realism to political economy -- Making the distributive turn
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780822371182
Lccn
2017043523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987796362

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