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Author Wright, Janet M.

Title Lesbian step families : an ethnography of love / Janet M. Wright.

Imprint Binghamton, NY : Haworth Press, ©1998.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.87 W951L    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Haworth innovations in feminist studies
Haworth innovations in feminist studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-218) and index.
Contents Foreword / Linda Thompson -- Complexity and Opportunity -- Beginning -- Theoretical Perspectives -- Method: The Complex Relationship of Researcher to Researched -- Study Design -- The Participant Families -- Data Analysis -- Validity -- Ethical Considerations -- Back to the Beginning -- The Family Gestalt -- Description of the Participant Families -- The Norden/Westby/Engleking Family -- The Iliff/Dubrovsky/Iliff-Hernandez Family -- The Uphoff/Dillard Family -- The Peterson/Timms/Taylor Family -- The Stark Family -- We are (Normal) Family -- Discipline Disagreements -- The Other Parent -- The Children as Active Agents in Family Creation -- The Impact of Herstory--Families of Origin -- Job Stress -- The Lesbian Couple as Heads of Household: Attempting Matriarchy in the Shadow of Patriarchy -- Female Coupling -- Household Tasks Degendered -- Mothering and Fathering Degendered -- We Can Father but We Can Never Be Male -- Outside/Insight: Creating the Step Mother Role and Redefining the Mother Role -- Commitment of Step Mother to Child -- The Nature versus Nurture Debate -- Step Parents Develop Unique Relationships with the Children -- Defining the Step Parent Role: Three Stances -- Forging Families in a Heterosexual Supremacist Environment -- Children -- Parenting in the Mouth of a Dragon -- It Takes a Whole Village -- Free to Be You and Me -- Modeling Gender Flexibility -- Shared Parenting -- The Impact of Heterosexual Supremacy -- Theoretical Implications -- Implications for Research and Policy -- First Interview--Couple.
Subject Lesbian mothers.
Lesbian couples -- Family relationships.
Mères lesbiennes.
Couples de lesbiennes -- Relations familiales.
Lesbian couples -- Family relationships. (OCoLC)fst00996476
Lesbian mothers. (OCoLC)fst00996491
Stepfamilies. (OCoLC)fst01133080
Stepmothers. (OCoLC)fst01133099
Parents homosexuels.
Other Form: Online version: Wright, Janet M. Lesbian step families. Binghamton, NY : Haworth Press, ©1998 (OCoLC)607131245
ISBN 0789004364 (hard ; alk. paper)
9780789004369 (hard ; alk. paper)
156023928X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781560239284 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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