The Homosexual(ity) of Law

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CONTENTS
Prefacevii
1 INTRODUCTION: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS 1
Part I The lexicon of the law: from buggery to homosexual
2 NOVELTY AS THE TRADITION OF LAW: BUGGERY AS HOMOSEXUAL 21
A statutory neologism21
The Wolfenden Committee and the end of buggery23
The ‘practical effect’ of buggery27
‘Of no practical effect’: buggery in and beyond 196728
3 BUGGERY: A SHORT HISTORY OF SILENCE 33
The legal practice of buggery34
Naming the unnamable38
Silence, violence and the authorized speaking subject of law41
Translation and conquest44
Speaking the love that dare not speak its name46
From silence to privacy48
Private=silence56
Silence and the reform of law59
Silence=death: outing60
Conclusions64
4 MAKING THE SENSE OF BUGGERY 66
Introduction66
Taxonomies67
Buggery over time74
Making the truth of law78
Statutory taxonomies79
The sexualization of buggery81

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The Homosexual(ity) of Law
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Lexicon of the Law 19
  • 2 - Novelty as the Tradition of Law 21
  • 3 - Buggery 33
  • 4 - Making the Sense of Buggery 66
  • Part II - The Homosexual(ity) of Law 89
  • 5 - The Enigma of ‘homosexual Offences’ 91
  • 6 - Policing and the Production of the Homosexual(ity) of Law 118
  • 7 - The Somatic Techniques of Policing 134
  • 8 - The Uses of Homosexuality 169
  • 9 - Conclusions 197
  • Appendix of Cases 203
  • Notes 204
  • Bibliography 234
  • Index 244
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