publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Unsettling lesbian motherhood: Critical reflections over a generation (1990–2015):

Jacqui Gabb;
  • Published: 12 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
This article explores how advancements in equality rights combine with attitudinal changes in UK society and LGBTQ communities to impact on the experience of lesbian mothers over a generation. The author reflects on ordinary moments where sexuality and relationships become meaningful and situate emotions at the heart of analytical enquiry because it is through emotional interactions that micro–macro networks of relations intersect. Autobiography is combined with original data from empirical research to provide analytical entry points, which aims to advance understanding and also facilitate reflection on how we understand and come to know queer parenthood. Whilst...
free text keywords: Gender Studies, Anthropology, Narrative, Kinship, Stigma (botany), Sociology, Autoethnography, Empirical research, Human sexuality, Social psychology, Queer, Lesbian
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