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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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"Throughout her travels and exhaustive research, Stacey pokes and prods, and eagerly calls into question everything we think we know about love, marriage, and the baby in the baby carriage." Read more...

 
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