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The Resource The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex, Christopher Hutton

The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex, Christopher Hutton

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The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex
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The tyranny of ordinary meaning
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Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex
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Christopher Hutton
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eng
Summary
This book offers an in-depth analysis of the case of Corbett v Corbett, a landmark in terms of law{u2019}s engagement with sexual identity, marriage, and transgender rights. The judgement was handed down in 1970, but the decision has shaped decades of debate about the law{u2019}s control and recognition of non-normative gender identities. The decision in this case {u2013} that the marriage between the Hon. Arthur Corbett and April Ashley was void on the grounds that April Ashley had been born male {u2013} has been profoundly influential across the common law world, and came as a dramatic and intolerant intervention in developing discussions about the relationships between medicine, law, questions of sex versus gender, and personal identity. The case raises fundamental questions concerning law in its historical and intellectual context, in particular relating to the centrality of ordinary language for legal interpretation, and this book will be of interest to students and scholars of language and law, legal history, gender and sexuality
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UKMGB
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Hutton, Christopher
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Transgender people
  • Law
  • Sex and law
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Law
  • Sex and law
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Transgender people
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The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex, Christopher Hutton
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 187 pages
Isbn
9783030202705
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1108725690
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The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex, Christopher Hutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 187 pages
Isbn
9783030202705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1108725690

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