menu
 
(0)
 
Lesbian Step Families : an Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies)
by Wright, Janet M.

Overview -
Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love explores five lesbian step families'definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. An intensive feminist qualitative study, the book offers guidelines for counselors and lesbian step families for creating healthy, functioning family structures and environments. It is the first book to concentrate exclusively on lesbian step families rather than on lesbian mothering in general.

In Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love, you'll explore in detail the different kinds of step relationships that are developed and what factors may lead to the different types of step mothering in lesbian step families. The book helps you understand these relationships and parent roles through in-depth discussions of:
  • how a step mother and legal mother who live together negotiate and organize parenting and homemaking tasks
  • how members of lesbian step families define and create the step mother role
  • strategies family members use to define and cope with oppression
  • how sexism is transmitted within the family and how mothering may limit and/or contribute to female liberation
  • the opinions and viewpoints of the children of these families The findings in Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love challenge traditional views of mothering and fathering as gender and biologically based activities; they indicate that lesbian step families model gender flexibility and that the mothers and step mothers share parenting--both traditional mothering and fathering--tasks. This allows the biological mother some freedom from motherhood as well as support in it. With insight such as this, you will be prepared to help a client, a loved one, or yourself develop and maintain healthy family relationships.

  Read Full Product Description
 
Paperback
$6.00

In Stock with our New/Used Market Vendor. Allow up to 30 days for delivery. Tracking is not available for this item.

FREE Shipping is not available for this item.help

 
 

Seller Information

HPB-Diamond
Dallas, TX, USA

Lesbian Step Families: an Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies)Lesbian Step Families: an Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1998-08-11
Publisher: Routledge
Price: $4.27
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
Lesbian Step Families: an Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies)Lesbian Step Families: an Ethnography of Love (Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Price: $6.00
Seller: HPB-Ruby, Dallas, TX, USA
Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Condition: Good
 
 
 
 

More About Lesbian Step Families by Wright, Janet M.
 
 
 
Overview

Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love explores five lesbian step families'definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. An intensive feminist qualitative study, the book offers guidelines for counselors and lesbian step families for creating healthy, functioning family structures and environments. It is the first book to concentrate exclusively on lesbian step families rather than on lesbian mothering in general.

In Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love, you'll explore in detail the different kinds of step relationships that are developed and what factors may lead to the different types of step mothering in lesbian step families. The book helps you understand these relationships and parent roles through in-depth discussions of:

  • how a step mother and legal mother who live together negotiate and organize parenting and homemaking tasks
  • how members of lesbian step families define and create the step mother role
  • strategies family members use to define and cope with oppression
  • how sexism is transmitted within the family and how mothering may limit and/or contribute to female liberation
  • the opinions and viewpoints of the children of these families The findings in Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love challenge traditional views of mothering and fathering as gender and biologically based activities; they indicate that lesbian step families model gender flexibility and that the mothers and step mothers share parenting--both traditional mothering and fathering--tasks. This allows the biological mother some freedom from motherhood as well as support in it. With insight such as this, you will be prepared to help a client, a loved one, or yourself develop and maintain healthy family relationships.

This item is fulfilled by our new and used marketplace. For more information, view our glossary of terms and abbreviations.
 
Details
  • PID: 15155418900
  • ISBN-13: 9781560239284
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Seller: HPB-Diamond
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good