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Lesbians and Lesbian Families: Reflections on Theory and Practice

Lesbians and Lesbian Families: Reflections on Theory and Practice

by Joan Laird
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ISBN-13: 9780231102537
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/09/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joan Laird is professor emerita of Smith College School for social work, where she chaired the Human Behavior in the Social Environment sequence. Her most recent book (coedited with Robert-Jay Green) isLesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists.

Table of Contents

Part One: Lesbians and the Social Context
1. Unconsciousness-Raising: Hidden Dimensions of Heterosexism in Theory and Practice with Lesbians, by Elaine Spaulding
2. Ascribing Master Status to Lesbians: Clinical Echoes of Identity Dilemmas, by Susan Donner
3. Gender and Sexuality in Lesbian Relationships: A Feminist Constructionist Perspective, by Joan Laird
4. The Long Road to Equality: Lesbians and Social Policy, by Ann Hartman
Part Two: Lesbian Couples
5. A Struggle for Language: Patterns of Self-Disclosure in Lesbian Couples, by Tara Healy
6. Therapy with a Lesbian Couple: The Art of Balancing Lenses, by Kathryn Karusaitis Basham
7. Object Relations Couples Therapy with Lesbians, by Carol Sussal
Part Three: Lesbians Parenting, and Children
8. Lesbian Co-Parenting: On Being/Being with the Invisible (M)Other, by Cheryl Muzio
9. Lesbian Parents: Understanding Developmental Pathways, by Betty Morningstar
10. The Family Lives of Lesbian Mothers, by Laura Lott-Whitehead and Carol T. Tully
11. Voices from the Heart: The Developmental Impact of a Mother's Lesbianism on Her Adolescent Children, by Ann O'Connell
Part Four: Special Themes in Theory and Practice
12. A Relational Perspective on Mutuality and Boundaries in Clinical Practice with Lesbians, by Carolyn Dillon
13. Resilience in Lesbians: An Exploratory Study, by Sandra Anderson and Barbara Sussex
14. The Application of Control Mastery Theory in Clinical Practice with Lesbians, by Jo Nol

What People are Saying About This

K. Jean Peterson

A wonderful collection of articles that will help to story and restory the lives of lesbians and their families.... I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in increasing their understanding of lesbians and lesbian families.

Jean K. Quam

An essential handbook for clinicians...The authors focus on the special strengths of a group that defines its context usually from the margins of society. The assumption of heterosexuality in families is eloquently challenged.

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