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Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... in the national drama. Beginning in the mid-1970s, a succession of modern sex crime panics have redefined childhood, reshaped American social institutions, fostered new forms of identity based on victimization, eroded democratic legal norms, and contributed to the development of a deeply seated culture of fear...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... This essay draws upon recent works in sociology, jurisprudence, and feminist theory in order to assess the ways in which feminism, and sex and gender more generally, have become intricately interwoven with punitive agendas in contemporary U.S. politics. Melding existing theoretical discussions...
Published: 15 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387800-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8780-0
Published: 15 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387800-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8780-0
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027775-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2777-5
... American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (2018) presents the life of Filipinx American Andrew Cunanan, infamous for a killing spree that culminated in his murder of a famous gay icon, Italian American fashion designer Gianni Versace. Cunanan’s life was one of lying rooted...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... sex offender progressive politics sex crime LGBT feminism ...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... sex offender progressive politics sex crime LGBT feminism ...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... sex panic culture of control sex crime victimization culture of fear ...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... sex panic culture of control sex crime victimization culture of fear ...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... advocates have condemned U.S. sex crimes law—in particular the prosecution of minors and the regime of post-incarceration registration and civil commitment—as grave violations of international human rights laws. And yet those who should be expected to care about this issue—sex radicals, GLTBQ organizations...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... at center stage in the national drama. Beginning in the mid-1970s, a succession of modern sex crime panics have redefined childhood, reshaped American social institutions, fostered new forms of identity based on victimization, eroded democratic legal norms, and contributed to the development of a deeply...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... for sex offenses. Human rights advocates have condemned U.S. sex crimes law—in particular the prosecution of minors and the regime of post-incarceration registration and civil commitment—as grave violations of international human rights laws. And yet those who should be expected to care about this issue...
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027751-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2775-1
... This chapter continues with the inscription of trans lives, bodies, and queer desires into the domain of law through femicides. Bringing together trans and natrans femicides, I look at the political life organized around the deaths of sex/gender-transgressive and trans people. The chapter...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) statute expanded the state’s nineteenth-century sodomy statute to include offenses involving prostitution when it was adopted in 1982. Under CANS, Louisiana sent hundreds of people—primarily African American women, including transgender...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374749-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7474-9
... Delving into Section 377, particularly the statistics related to it, the chapter provides an up-close view of sexuality’s constitutive effects on the state. Focusing on a state agency, the National Crime Records Bureau, this chapter utilizes fieldwork to reveal sexuality’s impact on its spaces...
Published: 19 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027690-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2769-0
... Chapter 3 follows WWAV’s process of organizing a systematic challenge to fight the criminalization of our community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina under Louisiana’s “Crime Against Nature by Solicitation” (CANS) statute, which mandated sex offender registration for a period of fifteen years...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
...Resistance This essay argues against the tendency of advocates for sex and justice to divide their movements up into separate, tightly enclosed, and isolated silos. It endorses instead what Vatican officials call a “gender agenda.” The Vatican sees a tight connection between and among all...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... how the overlapping sex offender, queer, and criminalization/incarceration organizing tensions provide an opportunity to reflect on the wider implications of the authors’ very local work and to build shared analysis. activism prison abolition sex offender criminalization queer politics ...
Book Chapter

By Jyoti Puri
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 26 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7474-9
... a thicket of decrees, policies, discourses, and iterative practices through which same-sex sexualities are governed and states affirmed. crime statistics biopolitics social problems National Crime Records Bureau (India) heteronormativity ...
Book Chapter

By Jennifer Suchland
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... the history of how sex trafficking became categorized as a problem of “violence against women.” It also highlights the political gains and losses resulting from the politicization of sex trafficking as primarily a problem of sexual violence, and thus a juridical offense. sex trafficking violence...