The Resource From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law, Martha C. Nussbaum

From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law, Martha C. Nussbaum

Label
From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law
Title
From disgust to humanity
Title remainder
sexual orientation and constitutional law
Statement of responsibility
Martha C. Nussbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author aims her intellectual firepower at a key source of opposition to gay equality: the politics of disgust. She argues that disgust has been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for a variety of legal restrictions affecting lesbian and gay citizens. When confronted with the thought of homosexuality, she writes, they experience "a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily wastes, slimy insects, and spoiled food, and then cite that very reaction to justify a range of legal restrictions, from sodomy laws to bans on same-sex marriage." Leon Kass, who was head of the President's Council on Bioethics during the Bush administration, even argues that repugnance has an inherent "wisdom," steering us away from destructive choices." The author believes that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it subverts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law. "It says that the mere fact that you happen to make me want to vomit is reason enough for me to treat you as a social pariah, denying you some of your most basic entitlements as a citizen." In its place she observes and supports an emerging "politics of humanity" based not merely on respect, but on something akin to love, an imaginative engagement with others and an active effort to see the world from their perspectives as fellow human beings." "For too long, overtly and covertly, disgust has shaped constitutional thinking regarding the rights of lesbian and gay Americans. Recent landmark decisions suggest that the Court's views are shifting toward a humanity-centered vision, and the author's arguments will attempt to advance that cause
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4754.5
LC item number
.N87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Inalienable rights series.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sodomy
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sodomy
  • Homosexualität
  • Sexuelle Orientierung
  • Sodomie
  • Gesetzgebung
  • Homosexualität
  • Sodomie
  • Gesetzgebung
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law, Martha C. Nussbaum
Link
https://archive.org/details/fromdisgusttohum00nuss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of disgust : practice, theory, history -- The politics of humanity : religion, race, gender, disability -- Sodomy laws : disgust and intrusion -- Antidiscrimination : romer and "animus" -- The right to marry -- Protecting intimacy : sex clubs, public sex, risky choices
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780195305319
Lccn
2009042461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)426812934
Label
From disgust to humanity : sexual orientation and constitutional law, Martha C. Nussbaum
Link
https://archive.org/details/fromdisgusttohum00nuss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of disgust : practice, theory, history -- The politics of humanity : religion, race, gender, disability -- Sodomy laws : disgust and intrusion -- Antidiscrimination : romer and "animus" -- The right to marry -- Protecting intimacy : sex clubs, public sex, risky choices
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780195305319
Lccn
2009042461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)426812934

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