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Author Cohen, Jean L., 1946-
Title Regulating intimacy : a new legal paradigm / Jean L. Cohen
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Univ. Press, 2002
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  342.73 C6605 2002    AVAILABLE    30500101086083
 人文社會聯圖  KF9325 C64 2002    AVAILABLE    30660400000332
Descript xi, 290 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Introduction -- Constitutional privacy in the domain of intimacy: the battle of reproductive rights -- Is there a duty of privacy? Law, sexual orientation, and the dilemma of difference -- Sexual harassment law: equality vs. expressive freedom and personal privacy? -- The debate of the reflexive paradigm -- Status or contract? Beyond the dichotomy
"The regulation of intimate relationships has been a key battleground in the culture wars of the past three decades. In this book, Jean Cohen presents a new approach to regulating intimacy that promises to defuse the tensions that have long sparked conflict among legislators, jurists, activists, and scholars."
"Disputes have typically arisen over questions that apparently set the demands of personal autonomy, justice, and responsibility against each other. Can law stay out of the bedroom without shielding oppression and abuse? Can we protect the pursuit of personal happiness while requiring people to behave responsibly toward others? Can regulation acknowledge a variety of intimate relationships without privileging any? Must regulating intimacy involve a clash between privacy and equality? Cohen argues that these questions have been impossible to resolve because most legislators, activists, and scholars have drawn on an anachronistic conception of privacy, one founded on the idea that privacy involves secrecy and entails a sphere free from legal regulation. In response, Cohen draws on Habermas and other European thinkers to present a robust "constructivist" defense of privacy, one based on the idea that norms and rights are legally constructed."--Jacket
Subject Sex and law -- United States
Privacy, Right of -- United States
United States [MESH]
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