Sex, Gender, Sexuality and the Law: social and legal issues facing individuals, couples and families

Hardy, Samantha, Rundle, Olivia, and Riggs, Damien W. (2016) Sex, Gender, Sexuality and the Law: social and legal issues facing individuals, couples and families. Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW Australia.

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Abstract

In the past decade, people whose bodies, genders or sexualities differ from socially expected norms have become more visible and have been granted greater recognition within the law. Yet despite this, many service providers do not have a strong understanding of the social and legal issues that continue to have a significant impact on these diverse groups of people and their relationships and families. In order to address this knowledge gap, this book brings together research findings from often disparate disciplines into an accessible and useful form for practitioners, as well as for researchers, academics, students, and the general public. Part one defines key terms, and addresses the psychosocial and legal issues faced by trans or gender diverse, intersex, and/or non-heterosexual individuals. Part two looks at the psychosocial and legal aspects of couple relationships. Part three considers parenting and families. Part four discusses practical tips for professionals working with this client group, including specific content for lawyers and mediators. As a whole, this book both questions the presumed neutrality of the law, yet insists that it is possible for the law to play a key role in challenging cisgenderism and heterosexism.

Item ID: 46654
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-455-23750-3
Funders: Victoria Law Foundation
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 00:25
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 30%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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