Journal of Sociology

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, March

Explaining Stable Partnerships among FTMs and MTFs: A Significant Difference?
Over the past two decades, the increasing social visibility of and scholarly interest in female to male transsexuals (FTMs) has prompted some comparisons with male to female transsexuals (MTFs). Drawing on my own and others' research on transsexualism,...
Mine/not Mine: Appropriating Personal Computers in the Academic Workplace
Introduction A growing number of writers in the humanities and social sciences have begun to focus on the ways in which mass-produced commodities in western societies are taken up and used by consumers. In much of the more recent literature, there...
The New Contractualism and Individualized Personhood
A reply to Ramia Ramia's central point of criticism of my work on the new contractualism has it that I reject social protection and the importance of social protection in providing a restraint on the destructive effects of liberal market principles....
The `New Contractualism', Social Protection and the Yeatman Thesis
Historically we are now at a point where liberal contractualism has to be figured in terms of an equal opportunity and anti-discriminatory ethos. All social actors are to be accorded as contractual individuals. If they need the assistance of the law...
US Hate Crime Legislation: A Legal Model to Avoid in Australia
Introduction The 1990s have seen a rush in the US to criminalize hate-motivated actions carried out against persons or property. This trend owes a significant debt to the difficulties involved in stifling hate speech, which vilifies minority groups,...
What Is the Role of Social Protection? A Response to Yeatman
Yeatman contends that her concept of the new contractualism does not reject social protection. Yet it is extremely difficult to witness the role of social protection within what she argues is a `post-protectionist', `post-liberal' conception of the...

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