By J. Rollins
AIDS and the Sexuality of legislations maps the connection among sexuality and the legislation and technological know-how of AIDS because it developed among 1985 and 1995. The publication undertakes a detailed examining of case evaluations from the federal appellate courts and argues that those scripts could be learn productively in the course of the interpretive lens of irony. even if those texts depend actually at the language of technological know-how to build an visual appeal of dealing with HIV transmission hazards, they rely figuratively on a sexual epistemology that relegates vital fragments of knowledge to the world of the unknowable. proceedings tested within the booklet care for grownup companies, the future health care undefined, and prisons.
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In fact, he observes, courts are not alone in drawing from both sides. Summarizing, he writes: Both legislatures and administrative agencies frequently distinguish the process of science from its products. They accept the constructionist insight that the process of doing science is a social enterprise and is subject to the buffeting, often distorting winds of social, political, economic, 30 AIDS AND THE SEXUALITY OF LAW and legal influences. ”34 In somewhat different terminology, Sanders devotes the remainder of his argument to underscoring the point—that legal knowledge emerges from a set of practices.
In the cases examined here, AIDS, sexuality, and law intersect, and the tendency is to push factual information into the background, thereby organizing the logic of an opinion around 26 AIDS AND THE SEXUALITY OF LAW something that has been carefully rendered unknowable. In either scenario, these rhetorical maneuvers carry the same force of social power. It is instructive to briefly consider how scientific narratives are invoked in the pages to follow. The baseline issue throughout is HIV transmission risk.
18 Sometimes judges invoke the mythology of science to produce coherent logics that are grounded in factual information. At other times, the mythology of science is used to render misinformation as fact. In the cases examined here, AIDS, sexuality, and law intersect, and the tendency is to push factual information into the background, thereby organizing the logic of an opinion around 26 AIDS AND THE SEXUALITY OF LAW something that has been carefully rendered unknowable. In either scenario, these rhetorical maneuvers carry the same force of social power.
AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence by J. Rollins