Same Sex Intimacies
Families of Choice and Other Life Experiments
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Same Sex Intimacies by Jeffrey Weeks
Book DescriptionOur families are increasingly a matter of choice, and the choices are widening all the time. This is particularly true of the non-heterosexual world, where the last ten years have seen a popular acceptance of same sex partnerships and, to a lesser extent, of same sex parenting. Based on extensive interviews with people in a variety of non-traditional relationships, this fascinating new book argues that these developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family in society at large, and that each can cast light on the other. Same Sex Intimacies gives vivid accounts of the different ways non-heterosexual people have been able to create meaningful intimate relationships for themselves, and highlights the role of individual agency and collective endeavour in forging these roles: as friends, partners, parents and as members of communities. This topical book will provide compelling reading for students of the family, sexuality and lesbian and gay studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415254762
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Weeks
Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present, Paperback (September 2016)
The definitive history of the LGBT community's struggle for equality. A compelling and comprehensive account of British LGBT lives from the late 1800s to the present day, written by a leading authority.
Sexuality, Paperback (September 2016)
Revised edition of the author's Sexuality, 2009.
What is Sexual History?, Hardback (April 2016)View all books by Jeffrey Weeks
Until the 1970s the history of sexuality was a marginalized practice. Today it is a flourishing field, increasingly integrated into the mainstream and producing innovative insights into the ways in which societies shape and are shaped by sexual values, norms, identities and desires.
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