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Regulating Sex After Aids

Queer Risks and Contagion Politics

This book sheds new light on the complex relationship between criminal liability, sexuality and public health in the era of Aids. It analyses, in particular, the role of public health arguments, and the language of 'sexual rights', in legal struggles aimed at decriminalising certain forms of 'risky' sexual conduct. Les mer
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This book sheds new light on the complex relationship between criminal liability, sexuality and public health in the era of Aids. It analyses, in particular, the role of public health arguments, and the language of 'sexual rights', in legal struggles aimed at decriminalising certain forms of 'risky' sexual conduct. Addressing gay sex, paid sex, and sex carried out by people living with HIV and Aids, the book demonstrates how public health experts are increasingly arguing that the criminal laws used to regulate these areas of behaviour should be abandoned in order to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by the 'risky' sexual populations that they target. In so doing, it is argued, the ability of those populations to protect themselves and others from infection with HIV is increased, whilst also making it easier for clinicians and sexual health workers to help manage those risks. Integrating queer theory with other Foucault-inspired critical interventions, this book builds upon recent conversations between queer theory, feminism and postcolonial studies in order to contend that the use of public health arguments aimed at decriminalising sexual conduct creates new opportunities, but also new challenges, for contemporary sexual movements.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction 1. Sexuality, Sexual Regulation and Sexual Rights in the Late Aids Era 2. Mapping the Theoretical Terrain: Queer Theory/ Legal Strategy 3. From Rights to Risk: HIV and the Global Repeal of Sodomy Laws 4. Abolition or Harm Reduction? Paid Sex, Feminism and the State Conclusion

Om forfatteren

Neil Cobb is based in the Law Department at the University of Manchester