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Redefining Family


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Revision with unchanged content. While there has been considerable research on lesbian and/or gay parenting, very little research has focused on how the children of lesbian and gay pa­rents negotiate between their family identity and the definitions of family imposed by society. Families headed by gay and lesbian parents do not fit into a “traditional“, ideologically-driven definition of family – rendering them virtually invisible due to their lack of representation in the media, school curriculum, and “normal“ society. This book is an exploration of the concept of family as it was defined by six early adolescents and their lesbian parents. In an era with increased political and social tension surrounding issues of gay and lesbian marriage rights and validity for same sex parents, this qualitative study explored how these youth experience the disjunctures between their family identity and the definitions of family imposed by the larger society. The authors of this study, informed by queer theory and inquiry, conclude that identity is not realized through definitive and rigid boundaries but within and between these locations. This book is addressed to counselors, educators, and researchers interested in understanding, and even promoting, social justice for those living in diverse family structures.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC50919
AuthorDeborah Thomas-Jones and Dawn Shinew
Number of Pages176
Publishing Year2012-07-30T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociety & social sciences
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandAV Akademikerverlag
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00