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By Jens Rydström, Kati Mustola

ISBN-10: 905260245X

ISBN-13: 9789052602455

This booklet presents a coherent background of felony legislation and homosexuality in Scandinavia from 1842 to 1999, a interval in which same-sex love was once outlawed or topic to critical felony regulations within the Scandinavian penal codes. This used to be the case in such a lot international locations in Northern Europe, however the publication argues that the improvement in Scandinavia used to be assorted, in part decided by way of the constitution of the welfare nation. 5 skilled students of the heritage of homosexuality describe how same-sex hope has been regulated of their respective nations in the past one hundred sixty years. With backgrounds in heritage, sociology, and gender experiences, the individuals characterize an interdisciplinary procedure. Their contributions current for the 1st time a finished historical past of homosexuality in Scandinavia. between different issues, it comprises the main large examine but written in any language approximately Iceland's homosexual and lesbian heritage. additionally for the 1st time, the booklet discusses intimately same-sex sexuality among ladies. woman homosexuality used to be outlawed in japanese Scandinavia, yet no longer within the Western components of this sector. It additionally analyzes the fashionable tendency to incorporate lesbian girls within the legal point of the medicalization of homosexuality and the transforming into impression of scientific discourse at the legislation. Jens Rydstrm is lecturer in historical past, quite gender historical past, at Stockholm college (Sweden) and the writer of Sinners and electorate: Bestiality and Homosexuality in Sweden, 18801950. he's presently engaged on the background of legislation on registered partnership within the Nordic international locations. Kati Mustola is a study fellow on the division of Sociology of the college of Helsinki (Finland). She is at the moment fascinated about study at the scenario of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender humans within the office. She additionally makes a speciality of Finnish lesbian and homosexual background. She has edited numerous books in lesbian and homosexual stories and for a few years used to be chargeable for the educating of lesbian experiences on the Christina Institute for Women's experiences on the college of Helsinki.

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In Germany, when section 175 of the German Penal Code was modernized and its scope was extended in 1935, there was discussion about whether to include women in the new wording. The German Penal Code Commission concluded that it should continue to punish men only. Whereas homosexual men wasted their procreative potential completely, the Commission argued, this seemed to be less the case with homosexual women, and since the vice was less widespread among women, they thought, the danger of seduction of young women was less imminent.

Iceland 1885–1992 ≥ 16 years 0,11 Sweden 1880–1977 ≥ 15 years 0,00 0,01 0,03 0,08 0,06 0,20 0,89 .. 0,10 0,06 Finland 1901–1999 ≥ 18 years 0,01 0,04 0,03 0,12 0,27 1,09 0,85 0,21 0,00 0,01 0,00 Sources: Criminal statistics and court records (see note to table 1). Note: The values from Norway are excluded since no separate age limit for same-sex sexuality was ever imposed there. The figures from Iceland are approximate. it comes to the total number of convictions for same-sex sexual acts.

The new law gives access to reproductive technology to female couples and single women on the same conditions as to women who live together with a man. Also, in the other Nordic countries there have recently been law changes granting these rights to female couples and single women. At present (March 2007) it is only in Norway, Greenland and the Faroe Islands where this is not the case Chapter 1 Women and the Laws on Same-Sex Sexuality by Kati Mustola and Jens Rydström This chapter will explore the place of female same-sex sexuality within Scandinavian criminal discourse and look at its history from a wider European perspective.

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