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Author Colker, Ruth

Title Hybrid : bisexuals, multiracials, and other misfits under American law / Ruth Colker
Published New York : New York University Press, ©1996


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages)
Series Critical America
Critical America.
Contents Introduction : living the gap -- A bi jurisprudence -- Sexual orientation -- Gender -- Race -- Disability -- Bipolar injustice : the moral code -- Invisible hybrids under the U.S. census
Summary The United States, and the West in general, have always organized society along bipolar lines. We are either white or black, gay or straight, male or female, disabled or not. In recent years, however, America seems increasingly aware of those who defy such easy categorization. Yet, rather than being welcomed for the challenges they offer, people "living the gap" are often stigmatized by all the communities to which they might belong. These hybrids befuddle courts because existing classifications do not fit them. Ruth Colker here argues that our bipolar classification system obscures a genuine understanding of the very nature of subordination. By rejecting conventional bipolar categories, we can broaden our understanding of sexuality, gender race, and disability. Acknowledging that categorization is crucial and unavoidable in a world of practical problems and day-to-day conflicts, Colker shows how categories can and must be improved, for the good of all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-293) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Sexual orientation -- United States
Law -- Social aspects -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
LAW -- Legal Services.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Law -- Social aspects.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Race relations.
Sexual orientation.
Nationale Minderheit
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95050157
ISBN 058533398X