An Unconventional Family

An Unconventional Family

by Sandra Lipsitz Bem
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300074247

ISBN-13: 9780300074246

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

This engrossing book by the author of The Lenses of Gender is an account of her years as an egalitarian partner in a gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, feminist marriage. Bem reveals how she and her husband, Daryl, became gender pioneers, how they raised their two children, and what their experiences—both positive and negative—have to say about the

Overview

This engrossing book by the author of The Lenses of Gender is an account of her years as an egalitarian partner in a gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, feminist marriage. Bem reveals how she and her husband, Daryl, became gender pioneers, how they raised their two children, and what their experiences—both positive and negative—have to say about the viability of nontraditional gender arrangements in society today.

Author Biography: Sandra Bem is professor of psychology, women’s studies, and lesbian, bisexual, and gay studies at Cornell University. She is also the author of The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality, published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074246
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Prologue ix
PART 1 Coming Together 1(48)
Courtship
3(16)
Why Daryl?
19(30)
PART 2 Writing Our Own Script 49(116)
Community of Family
51(18)
Egalitarian Partnering
69(33)
Feminist Child-Rearing
102(35)
My Unorthodox Career
137(28)
PART 3 Evaluating Our Experiment 165(41)
Egalitarian Partnering Revisited
167(11)
Feminist Child-Rearing Revisited
178(28)
Epilogue 206

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