Psychology

Title

Lesbian parents and their families: Complexity and intersectionality from a feminist perspective

Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract

This chapter will demonstrate how feminist research on lesbian-parent families has challenged and re-visioned biological, emotional, and legal notions of motherhood, parenthood, and family. By attending not only to the inequalities and differences between lesbian parents and heterosexual parents but also to the inequalities, diversity, and contradictions among lesbian parents, feminist scholarship has shed light on the diverse ways in which lesbian mothers both challenge and are challenged by the traditional nuclear family and the inherently gendered and patriarchal nature of the social structure (e.g., Gabb, 2004, 2005).

Publication Title

Handbook of Feminist Family Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2009

First Page

108

Last Page

120

ISBN

9781412982801

DOI

10.4135/9781412982801.n9

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