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Unhitched : love, marriage, and family values from West Hollywood to western China

Author: Judith Stacey
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Series: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
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Discusses both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage, describes diverse families from California, South Africa, and China, and examines twenty-first-century interpretations on polygamy and the benefits it poses to women and children, the rejection of marriage in multigenerational households among the Mosuo people of southwest China, and related topics.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Stacey
ISBN: 9780814783825 0814783821 9780814783832 081478383X 9780814737859 0814737854
OCLC Number: 688643360
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tolstoy was wrong --
Love, sex, and kinship in Gay El Lay --
Gay parenthood and the end of paternity as we knew it --
A South African slant on the slippery slope --
Paradoxes of polygamy and modernity --
Unhitching the horse from the carriage : love without marriage among the Mosuo --
Conclusion: forsaking no others --
Appendix. A Co-parenting Agreement.
Series Title: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Responsibility: Judith Stacey.

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A powerful empirical challenge to the belief that the nuclear family - whether straight or gay - is the single, best way to meet our needs for intimacy and care  Read more...

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"In her new book, Unhitched, Judith Stacey, a sociologist at NYU, surveys a variety of unconventional arrangements, from gay parenthood to polygamy to-in a mesmerizing case study-the Mosuo people of Read more...

 
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