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Same sex intimacies : families of choice and other life experiments

Author: Jeffrey Weeks; Brian Heaphy; Catherine Donovan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on extensive interviews with people in a variety of non-traditional relationships, this book argues that developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family and intimate relationships in society at large, and that each can cast light on the other. Same Sex Intimacies offers vivid accounts of the different ways non-heterosexual people have been able to create  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Weeks; Brian Heaphy; Catherine Donovan
ISBN: 0415254760 9780415254762 0415254779 9780415254779 9780203167168 0203167163
OCLC Number: 45388524
Description: x, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Happy families? --
'Pick and mix' relationships --
Stories we tell each other --
About the book --
1. Families of choice : the changing context of non-heterosexual relationships --
The emergence of families of choice --
From identity to relational rights --
The politics of intimate life --
Living 'connected lives' --
2. Life experiments : the meanings of non-heterosexual relationships --
Life stories --
A 'queer construct family' --
The heterosexual assumption --
Self-invention --
Everyday experiments --
3. The friendship ethic --
The power of friendship --
Patterns of friendship --
Facing fateful moments --
The complexities of friendship --
Differences --
The value of commitment --
The significance of the friendship ethic --
4. In search of home --
The different meanings of 'home' --
First home --
Tales of the city --
Reflexive community --
Multiple belongings --
Ways of living --
Everyday practices --
Home, community and care --
5. Partnership rites --
Couples --
The egalitarian ideal --
Living with power --
Intimacy and love --
Affirming commitment --
6. Sexual pleasures --
The value of sex --
Doing gender? --
Undoing gender? --
Ethics of relating --
Erotics and ethical practice --
7. Parenting --
The 'gayby' boom --
Parenting stories --
Parenting practices --
Caring practices --
Hazards --
The needs of children --
8. Towards intimate citizenship --
The unfinished revolution --
The possibilities --
The risks --
Practices of freedom --
Assimilation or difference? --
Intimate citizenship --
Appendix 1. Researching Same sex intimacies --
Appendix 2. Biographies of interviewees.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Weeks, Brian Heaphy, and Catherine Donovan.
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Based on extensive interviews, this fascinating new book argues that developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family in society. This topical  Read more...

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