LGBT Families (Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP))

5a31dd37a98ae.jpg Author Nancy J. Mezey
Isbn 9781452217383
File size 2.72MB
Year 2014
Pages 232
Language English
File format PDF
Category Family and Friendship

Book Description:

Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?


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