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Sorting sexualities expertise and the politics of legal classification

Author: Stefan Vogler
Publisher: Chicago$aLondon The University of Chicago Press [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Kissing cousins : queerness, crime, and knowing -- Seeing sexuality like a state -- Forensic psychology, complicit expertise, and the legitimation of law -- Insurgent expertise and the hybrid network of LGBTQ asylum -- Asylum seekers and signs of queerness -- Sex offenders and the detection of deviance -- Queer subjects and the construction of risky countries -- Sexual predators and the constitution
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Vogler
ISBN: 9780226776767 022677676X 9780226769165 022676916X
OCLC Number: 1257250284
Accession No: (DE-627)1740943740 (DE-599)KXP1740943740 (OCoLC)1257250284
Description: 276 Seiten
Contents: Introduction 1: Kissing Cousins: Queerness, Crime, and the Politics of Knowing 2: Seeing Sexuality Like a State 3: Forensic Psychology, Complicit Expertise, and the Legitimation of Law 4: Insurgent Expertise and the Hybrid Network of LGBTQ Asylum 5: Asylum Seekers and Signs of Queerness 6: Sex Offenders and the Detection of Deviance 7: Queer Subjects and the Construction of Risky Countries 8: Sexual Predators and the Constitution of Dangerous Individuals Conclusion: Sexuality, Science, and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century Acknowledgments Appendix 1: Static-99R Coding Form Appendix 2: Methodology Notes References Index
Responsibility: Stefan Vogler.
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Introduction -- Kissing cousins : queerness, crime, and knowing -- Seeing sexuality like a state -- Forensic psychology, complicit expertise, and the legitimation of law -- Insurgent expertise and the hybrid network of LGBTQ asylum -- Asylum seekers and signs of queerness -- Sex offenders and the detection of deviance -- Queer subjects and the construction of risky countries -- Sexual predators and the constitution of dangerous individuals -- Conclusion : sexuality, science, and citizenship in the twenty-first century.

"This book braves a juxtaposition that might at first raise some eyebrows. Sorting Sexualities examines the legal management of sex offenders in sexually violent predator (SVP) trials alongside that of LGBTQ people seeking asylum from persecution in their home countries. Though these legal settings are diametrically opposed-one a punitive assessment, the other a protective one-they present a similar and telling conundrum: how do we know someone's sexuality? In both cases, state institutions are tasked with determining subjects' "true" sexualities, measuring the degree and type of "underlying deviance," and sorting the queer from the fraudulent. Stefan Vogler examines how and why the measurement and classification techniques that have emerged as a guide have come to diverge so dramatically. By delving into the histories behind these classification practices and analyzing their impact, Vogler shows how the science of sexuality is far more central to state power than we realize. Through legal analysis, interviews, and multi-sited ethnography, he examines how the state enrolls non-state experts-typically anthropologists, sociologists, and lawyers in asylum pleas, and psychiatrists and forensic psychologists in SVP trials-to help craft classificatory schemas that render sexual "others" legible to and thus manageable by the state. These classifications have led to the extension of rights for LGBTQ people, on the one hand, and the escalation of punishment for sex criminals, on the other"

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"What emerges from Vogler's detailed study of the various materials related to these two legal classification systems is an impressive constructionist story about how law and psychology, medicine, Read more...

 
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