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The Resource The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex, by Christopher Hutton, (electronic resource)

The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex, by Christopher Hutton, (electronic resource)

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The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex
Title
The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning
Title remainder
Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex
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by Christopher Hutton
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an in-depth analysis of the case of Corbett v Corbett, a landmark in terms of law’s engagement with sexual identity, marriage, and transgender rights. The judgement was handed down in 1970, but the decision has shaped decades of debate about the law’s control and recognition of non-normative gender identities. The decision in this case – that the marriage between the Hon. Arthur Corbett and April Ashley was void on the grounds that April Ashley had been born male – has been profoundly influential across the common law world, and came as a dramatic and intolerant intervention in developing discussions about the relationships between medicine, law, questions of sex versus gender, and personal identity. The case raises fundamental questions concerning law in its historical and intellectual context, in particular relating to the centrality of ordinary language for legal interpretation, and this book will be of interest to students and scholars of language and law, legal history, gender and sexuality. Christopher Hutton is Chair Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. His research concerns the history of linguistics within the history of ideas, in particular the relationship between linguistics and race theory, and linguistics and fascism. In the last decade he has been working on the politics of language and interpretation in the context of the law, focusing on the classification of objects, acts, animals and people.--
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  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sex and law
  • Applied linguistics
  • Semantics
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The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex, by Christopher Hutton, (electronic resource)
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https://link-springer-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/book/10.1007/978-3-030-20271-2
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Intellectual Background -- Chapter 3: Legal Sex and Marriage -- Chapter 4: The Decision in Corbett v Corbett -- Chapter 5: Ordinary Meaning Beyond the Law/Fact Distinction -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
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978-3-030-20271-2
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Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 187 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783030202712
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(OCoLC)1105557127
Label
The Tyranny of Ordinary Meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the Invention of Legal Sex, by Christopher Hutton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/book/10.1007/978-3-030-20271-2
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Intellectual Background -- Chapter 3: Legal Sex and Marriage -- Chapter 4: The Decision in Corbett v Corbett -- Chapter 5: Ordinary Meaning Beyond the Law/Fact Distinction -- Chapter 6: Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-20271-2
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 187 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030202712
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105557127

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