Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Securing Social and Educational Capital

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This book explores the intersections between class and sexuality in lesbians and gay men's experiences of parenting and the everyday pathways navigated therein, from initial routes into parenting, to location preferences, schooling choice and community supports.

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Overview

This book explores the intersections between class and sexuality in lesbians and gay men's experiences of parenting and the everyday pathways navigated therein, from initial routes into parenting, to location preferences, schooling choice and community supports.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lesbian and Gay Parenting breaks new ground by showing the ways social class is central to queer families. Drawing on interviews with lesbians and gay men, Taylor's research is a must read for all serious students of sexuality, gender, and family in the Anglo-European world."
—Steven Seidman, Whitlessey Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230202726
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

YVETTE TAYLOR is Lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University, UK. Her previous publications include Working-class Lesbian Life: Classed Outsiders. In 2009 she received the Lillian Robinson Fellowship held at Concordia University, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Lesbian and Gay Parents: Securing Social and Educational Capitals
The Straight and Narrow?
Gay Parents, Games Lessons and Gambling with the Future
Ticking all the Wrong Boxes? Gay Parents and the (Im)Possibility of Being Right
Family Fortunes
Mixed Signals at the School Crossing
Privileged locations? Sexuality, Class and Geography
Just Cause of Impediment? Costs of Civic Acceptance
Concluding thoughts

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