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Sexuality, Disability, and the Law : Beyond the Last Frontier? (Hardcover) (Michael L. Perlin & Alison

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Sexuality, Disability, and the Law approaches issues of sexual autonomy and disability from multiple perspectives, including constitutional law, international human rights, therapeutic jurisprudence, history, cognitive psychology, dignity studies, and theories and findings on gender constructs and societal norms. Perlin and Lynch determine that if our society continues to assert that persons with mental disabilities possess a primitive morality, we allow ourselves to censor their feelings and their actions. By denying their ability and desires to show love and affection, we justify this disparate treatment. Our reliance on stereotypes has warped our attitudes and our policies, and has allowed us to avoid important issues of humanity and of dignity that should be at the basis of any policies that affect this population.

Number of Pages: 209.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Michael L. Perlin & Alison J. Lynch
Language: English
Street Date: January 20, 2016
TCIN: 51720286
UPC: 9781137481078
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-9750

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