Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America

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Overview

More and more gay men are becoming parents, and in Gay Fatherhood, Ellen Lewin presents an in-depth look at the experiences of this surprisingly overlooked group. Lewin takes as her focus people who undertake the difficult process of becoming fathers as gay men, rather than having become fathers while married to women. These men face many challenges in their quest for fatherhood, overcoming unique bureaucratic and financial hurdles as they pursue adoption or surrogacy and juggling questions about their future child's race, age, sex, and health. Gay Fatherhood chronicles the lives of these men, exploring how they cope with political attacks from both the Right and the Left-while also shedding light on the evolving meanings of family in twenty-first-century America.

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A dense, comprehensive academic text, Gay Fatherhood nevertheless deserves a wide readership. The issues contained in its pages are simply too important. . . . Simply put, Gay Fatherhood does what many studies, papers, and books fail to do. It lends an unbiased ear to the struggles of gay men seeking fatherhood. . . . Illuminating this struggle within GLBT communities is not only a necessary part of the growing conversation around homosexuality in America; it is an integral part of how we continue to redefine our expectations surrounding gay identity, the law, and 'family.'

— Brittany Shoot

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"This thoughtful, well-crafted ethnographic study unapologetically depends not on direct observation of quotidian experiences in the households of gay fathers, but rather on the discourse they have developed to explain their incursion into parenthood. . . . The narratives spun by the fathers show a more conservative and altruistic side than is usually attributed to gay men, making this fascinating book a true treasure."

Tom Boellstorff

“With Gay Fatherhood, Ellen Lewin further cements her posit

John D'Emilio

“The beauty and power of Ellen Lewin’s work is that she makes us see the world differently; Gay Fatherhood continues that tradition. In it, she challenges the rigid orthodoxies of both a Christian right and a queer left that can’t utter ‘gay’ and ‘fatherhood’ in the same breath. Her thoughtful observations about these men’s choices let us understand parenthood, family, and sexual identity in provocative new ways. Gay Fatherhood deserves a wide readership.”

William L. Leap

Gay Fatherhood is a useful introduction to a major, if somewhat unexpected, dimension of contemporary U.S. gay culture. The book expands the intersections of anthropology, feminist theory and marriage and family studies that emerged from Lewin’s earlier studies of lesbian motherhood and same-sex commitment ceremonies. And it presents a strong counterargument to those who insist that parenting is a form of gay assimilation, by showing, in the men’s own words, how parenting becomes a site for resisting and reshaping conventional definitions of ‘gay identity’ and ‘fatherhood.’”

RH Reality Check - Brittany Shoot

"A dense, comprehensive academic text, Gay Fatherhood nevertheless deserves a wide readership. The issues contained in its pages are simply too important. . . . Simply put, Gay Fatherhood does what many studies, papers, and books fail to do. It lends an unbiased ear to the struggles of gay men seeking fatherhood. . . . Illuminating this struggle within GLBT communities is not only a necessary part of the growing conversation around homosexuality in America; it is an integral part of how we continue to redefine our expectations surrounding gay identity, the law, and 'family.'"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226476568
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Lewin is professor in the departments of Women’s Studies and Anthropology at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Recognizing Ourselves: Ceremonies of Lesbian and Gay Commitment and Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue. "How Can You Study Such Yucky People?" 1

Chapter 1 Family Values: New Questions about Lesbian and Gay Peoples in the U.S. 14

Chapter 2 Consuming Fatherhood 42

Chapter 3 "Something Inside Me": Gay Fathers and Nature 76

Chapter 4 Our Own Families 98

Chapter 5 Do the Right Thing 125

Chapter 6 "We're Not Gay Anymore" 152

Chapter 7 Corrective Lenses, or Revisioning Yuckiness 174

Notes 193

References 209

Index 227

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