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Modern families : stories of extraordinary journeys to kinship

Author: Joshua Gamson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. He tells a variety of unconventional family-creation tales-- adoption and assisted reproduction, gay and straight parents, coupled and single,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Gamson
ISBN: 9781479842469 147984246X 9781479869732 1479869732
OCLC Number: 905600231
Description: xiii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Impertinent questions --
Reba, live! --
Stranger things have happened --
Birth control --
The kids in the pictures --
My new Kentucky baby --
Queer conceptions --
Conclusion : Bedtime stories for a new generation.
Responsibility: Joshua Gamson ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry.

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The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. He tells a variety of unconventional family-creation tales-- adoption and assisted reproduction, gay and straight parents, coupled and single, and multi-parent families-- set against the social, legal, and economic contexts in which they were made.

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"Gamson's description of the fierce love and determination that drove the creation of these families is candid and moving...[A] compelling book."-Times Literary Supplement "Rich in dramatic tensions, Read more...

 
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