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Gay Men Pursuing Parenthood Through Surrogacy : Reconfiguring Kinship (Paperback) (Dean A. Murphy)

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Dean Murphy analyses how relatedness is enacted in the context of gay men pursuing parenthood and a child of one’s own’ through both domestic and transnational surrogacy arrangements. Drawing on data collected from in-depth interviews with gay men living in Australia and the United States, and news media, the book explores how gay men enact’ parenthood and family life in ways that both challenge and reinforce dominant notions of kinship and masculinity. These men represent an important first generation to access assisted reproductive technologies for this purpose and are part of an increasing proportion of gay men becoming parents outside a (previous) heterosexual relationship. The findings demonstrate that men come to experience parenthood desire largely because of the new narratives and opportunities being made available to them today.
Number of Pages: 263.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Gender Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New South Wales
Author: Dean A. Murphy
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2016
TCIN: 51054072
UPC: 9781742234229
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-1957

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