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By Heather Tosteson


The Frontline of Pluralism

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Families by Heather Tosteson

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FAMILIES: THE FRONTLINE OF PLURALISM Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett, Editors Wising Up Press The difficulties of living up close and personal with diversity-of sensibility, race, sexual orientation, culture, class, or religion-is the subject of the stories, memoirs, and poetry in this anthology. In these works by thirty-five contemporary writers we learn what it means to absorb the intimate implications of being of mixed race, to be raised by a parent who suffers from being on the wrong side of history, to carry the burden of immigrant parents' self-sacrifice. We learn what it means to fully live out choices to marry across religion or culture, to hear our children chatter happily in a language we can't speak, to feel our imagination try to find its way into a world completely alien to us, still raw with the wounds of civil war. We learn about the tension-and love-that develop between siblings when one is disabled; the violence that carries across marriages; what it means to create relationships with children after divorce, or to make a space in our own heart for the children of step-children. We learn how completely parenthood shifts our priorities, whether we are lesbian parents adopting children from Guatemala, a single mother expanding her family of two with another child from China, a lesbian mother shifting sexual orientation to create a stable family clan, a white poet fostering a black child from an inner-city ghetto.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780979655234
ISBN-10: 0979655234
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Wising Up Press
Publisher: Wising Up Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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