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Sex, Law and Society in the 21st Century

Sex, Law and Society in the 21st Century provides a rich account of the high stakes associated with sex in the 21st century. The series forges beyond social taboos to offer meaningful and engaging social and legal analyses on matters at the forefront of civil liberties and civil rights discourses related to sex.

The books in this series address the legal and social multiplicities of sex—as a reference to people; as a descriptor of sexual activity, and as a complex demarcation of identity. Its authors will draw upon diverse approaches to law (and society) to rethink how and under what circumstances the law polices sex, protects sexual status, or remedies harms based on sex and to illuminate law’s inconsistencies, preferences, and failures. Grounding its work along the axes of social justice, engaging class, race, gender, religion, human rights and international law, and of course, sex, this series seeks to excavate untold stories and elevate those that deserve greater social attention and legal recognition.

The monographs sought for this series will engage multiple, diverse audiences. This includes academics in law, sociology, gender studies, critical race studies, politics and a range of intersecting disciplines. Equally, the series should be attractive to lay audiences and policy-oriented thinkers, bringing a meaningful socio-legal discourse to an intellectually curious readership.

Series Editor

Michele Goodwin, J.D., LL.M., SJD
Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine
Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy

Series Advisory Board

Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law and Anthropology, Boston University
June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology, University of Minnesota
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
Danielle Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland
Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London
Leah Litman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Douglas NeJaime, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
Harriet Washington, Medical Journalist and award-winning author

Please follow the UC Press book proposal guidelines.

To submit a formal proposal, offer a pitch or suggestion, or if you have questions about this series, please contact Michele Goodwin or Maura Roessner at: or

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