Sister Wives, Surrogates and Sex Workers

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Did she choose that? Or, more normatively, Why would she choose that? This book critiques and offers an alternative to these questions, which have traditionally framed law and policy discussions circulating around controversial genderized practices.…

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    Om Sister Wives

    Did she choose that? Or, more normatively, Why would she choose that? This book critiques and offers an alternative to these questions, which have traditionally framed law and policy discussions circulating around controversial genderized practices. It examines the simplicity and incompleteness of choice-based rhetoric and of presumptions that womens conduct is shaped, in an absolute way, either by choice or by coercion. This book develops an analytical framework that aims to discern the meaning and value that women may ascribe to morally ambiguous practices. An analysis of laws approach to polygamy, surrogacy and sex work, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, provides a basis for evaluating the choice-coercion binary and for contemplating alternate modes for assessing, from a law and policy standpoint, the palatability of social practices that appear pernicious to women. Weaving together interdisciplinary research, an innovative analytical framework for assessing choices ostensibly harmful to women, and a critique of the legal rules governing such choices, this book bears relevance for students, scholars, practicing jurists and policymakers seeking a richer understanding of conduct that moves women to the margins of law and society.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    PDF
    Utgivelsesår
    2013
    Forlag
    Ashgate Publishing Ltd
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781409435228
    Sider
    258

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