New Choices, New Families: How Lesbians Decide about by Nancy J. Mezey

By Nancy J. Mezey

How do lesbians choose to turn into moms or stay childfree? Why do new households shape at specific historic moments? those questions are on the center of Nancy J. Mezey's New offerings, New Families.

Researchers, politicians, and society at huge proceed to discuss the altering American kinfolk, particularly nontraditional households that emerge from divorce, remarriage, grandparents-as-parents, and adoption. This ongoing dialogue additionally engages the debate surrounding the parental rights of same-sex and their households.

New offerings, New Families enters into this dialog. Mezey asks why lesbians are forming households at this actual historic second and wonders how race, category, sexual id, and relatives heritage issue into the decision-making approach. Drawing seriously from own interviews, Mezey's groundbreaking research supplies voice to teams lengthy underrepresented in related reviews -- black, Latina, operating category, and childfree lesbians. a few chapters learn how formative years reviews give a contribution to the need to develop into a mom, whereas others contemplate the effect of women's companions and careers.

New offerings, New Families presents considerate insights into questions on sexual id, social and cultural expectancies, and what and who represent a family.

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