AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence by J. Rollins

By J. Rollins

AIDS and the Sexuality of legislations maps the connection among sexuality and the legislations and technology of AIDS because it advanced among 1985 and 1995. The e-book undertakes an in depth studying of case reviews from the federal appellate courts and argues that those scripts could be learn productively during the interpretive lens of irony. even supposing those texts depend actually at the language of technological know-how to build an visual appeal of handling HIV transmission hazards, they count figuratively on a sexual epistemology that relegates very important fragments of knowledge to the world of the unknowable. proceedings tested within the e-book care for grownup companies, the health and wellbeing care undefined, and prisons.

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Disciplines such as engineering rest upon scientific knowledge. Pure scientific theory itself may depend for its development upon observation and properly engineered machines. 26 Edward Imwinkelried here recognizes the skepticism in the Court’s language and then proceeds to offer some suggestions and criteria for judges that might guide their hand in difficult credibility contests. By commending the Supreme Court’s good sense in not directing lower courts to establish credibility criteria for every discipline or “constraining nonscientific expertise with an ill-fitting straightjacket,”27 he avoids moving the discussion entirely into the domain of consciousness but recognizes the social power inherent in these schemas that emerge from the interaction of individuals and social structures.

Many possibilities for viral transmission are represented here, some of which are actually risky and some of which are not: masturbation, sexual intercourse, transfusions, needle sticks, bites, spitting, injection drug use, and rape. Scientific narratives appear in these texts primarily as a method for managing our perceptions of the risks attendant to these fluid exchanges, but oddly, the discussions tend to slip away from what was known or unknown, and toward what was unknowable. Rather than think of these cases as negotiating tensions between what information was available, what scientists had discovered (the known), and what remained mysterious (the unknown), it is productive to think about what was, in fact, known in each instance, but was made invisible in the language of each opinion (the unknowable).

Specifically, they display the complexities that arise at the intersection of the two discourses: When is science determinative? Who qualifies as an expert? Under what conditions, and to what extent, should scientific narratives drive the logic of judicial opinions? But what is made literal in these scripts is exclusive. In some moments, pieces of potentially useful information are simply not available; undoubtedly, judicial hackles were raised frequently in the early years of AIDS. But, in other IRONIC JURISPRUDENCE 33 moments, these scripts exclude not simply through a lack of information, but through negation.

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