Masculinity, Law, and the Family

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This book explores representations in law of male sexuality, authority, paternity, fatherhood and men's violence in the family. Richard Collier argues that the idea of the family man has historically embodied a range of beliefs about heterosexual masculinity in law and that legal discourse continues to privelege a particular heterosexual subject position. Theoretically informed and astutely observed, this book is about what it means to be a man in law, what it is to be a man in our society.

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