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Familiar Perversions : The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of Lgbt Families - (Paperback)

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Over the past two decades, same-sex couples raising children have become more visible within US political and popular culture. Thanks to widely circulated images of well-mannered, well-dressed, and well-off two-parent families, a select number of LGBT-identified parents have gained recognition as model American citizens. In Familiar Perversions, Liz Montegary shows how this seemingly progressive view of same-sex parenting has taken shape during a period of growing racial inequality and economic insecurity in the United States. This book evaluates the recent successes of the “family equality” movement, while asking important questions about its relationship to neoliberalism, the policing of sexual cultures, and the broader context of social justice organizing at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Montegary’s investigation of the politics of LGBT family life takes us on a journey that includes not only activist events and the courtrooms where landmark decisions about same-sex families were made, but also parenting workshops, cruise ships, and gay resort towns. Through its sustained historical analysis, Familiar Perversions lays critical groundwork for imagining a queer family movement that can support and strengthen the diverse networks of care, kinship, and intimacy on which our collective survival depends.
Number of Pages: 252 pages ;
Genre: Social Science, Family + Relationships, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Alternative Family, LGBT Studies, Public Policy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Book theme: General, Social Policy
Author: Liz Montegary
Language: English
Street Date: July 18, 2018
TCIN: 53391170
UPC: 9780813591353
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-2440
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