Feeling Queer Jurisprudence
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Dr Sen Raj explains how love, hate, rage, fear and disgust shape our political claims. Law is not solely comprised of logic and reason, but is replete with emotion. Disgust is mobilised in cases about queer sex; hate crime legislation assumes transphobia and racism are individual aberrations rather than institutional problems; anti-discrimination laws only protect certain identities; and refugee laws seek performances of authentic queerness that are intelligible to white decision-makers.
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