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Regulating Intimacy:
A New Legal Paradigm
Jean L. Cohen

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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Overview 5
CHAPTER ONE: Constitutional Privacy in the Domain of Intimacy: The Battle over Reproductive Rights 22
The Feminist Egalitarian Critique of Privacy Analysis 28
The Communitarian Critique 42
Privacy as Decisional Autonomy: The Isolated, Disembedded Self? 44
Privacy and Identity 49
A Constructivist Justification of the New Privacy Rights 52
The Scope of Privacy: Bringing the Body Back In 57
Excursus: On Property, Privacy, and Legal Paradigms 64
Conclusion 74
CHAPTER TWO: Is There a Duty of Privacy? Law, Sexual Orientation, and the Dilemmas of Difference 77
The Neo-Republican Revival of Privacy Discourse 78
The "New Military Policy": Privacy Protection for Gays and Lesbians? 84
The Right to Privacy and the "Epistemology of the Closet" 86
The Construction of a Stigmatized Identity: Bowers v. Hardwick 94
The Personhood Justification: Normative Paradoxes 97
The Libertarian Solution: Morally Indifferent Sex and the Harm Principle 101
Conclusion 116
CHAPTER THREE: Sexual Harassment Law: Equality vs. Expressive Freedom and Personal Privacy? 125
The Development of Sexual Harassment Law 127
The Hegemonic Feminist Sex-Desire/Subordination Model 129
Liberal Objections 132
Liberal Feminist Alternatives: Redefining the Harm 134
Postmodern Feminist Reframings: Criticizing Legal Normalization 136
Postmodern Feminist Reframings, Part 2: Redescribing the Role of Law 139
Legal Paradigms: An Explanation and a Way Out? 142
Conclusion 149
CHAPTER FOUR: The Debate over the Reflexive Paradigm 151
The Systems-Theoretical Model of Reflexive Law 153
The Action-Theoretical Approach: A Procedural Paradigm 157
A Proposed Synthesis: The Sociological Reflexivity Model 164
Responsive Law 169
Dangers of Reflexive/Procedural/Responsive Law: Arbitrariness and/or Normalization 172
Reconceptualizing the Reflexive Paradigm: A Synthetic, Pluralist Approach 175
CHAPTER FIVE: Status or Contract? Beyond the Dichotomy 180
The Traditional Status Regime Regulating Intimacy 182
Privatization of Family Law 184
The Communitarian Critique of Private Ordering: Toward a New Status Order 187
The Limits of Status 196
Conclusion 197
Notes 205
Cases Cited 261
Bibliography 263
Index 279

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