Lesbian Motherhood: Gender, Families and Sexual Citizenship

Lesbian Motherhood: Gender, Families and Sexual Citizenship

by Risn Ryan-Flood
     
 

This book studies the growing number of lesbian women embarking on parenthood after coming out. Theoretical debates about lesbian motherhood often consider its assimilative or transgressive dimensions. The author proposes a different approach, contextualising lesbian motherhood in relation to sexual citizenship and hegemonic discourses of kinship.See more details below

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This book studies the growing number of lesbian women embarking on parenthood after coming out. Theoretical debates about lesbian motherhood often consider its assimilative or transgressive dimensions. The author proposes a different approach, contextualising lesbian motherhood in relation to sexual citizenship and hegemonic discourses of kinship.

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"Ryan-Flood's research makes a timely contribution to current US debates on the definition of marriage and its impact on families. This book aids in debunking many myths about lesbian parents to show how children of lesbian parents are at an equal or great advantage because their relationships contain greater gender equality... This highly engaging text is suitable for any uper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in sociology, women's studies, and social policy that delve into dynamics of citizenship, gender and sexuality." —Rachel Demerling, McMaster University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230545410
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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