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The Resource Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II, Daniel Winunwe Rivers

Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II, Daniel Winunwe Rivers

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Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II
Title
Radical relations
Title remainder
lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Winunwe Rivers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on extensive archival research and 130 interviews conducted nationwide, the author looks at lesbian and gay parenthood from the early 1950s through today. He offers a previously untold story of the American family: the first history of lesbian and gay parents and their children in the United States. Beginning in the postwar era, a period marked by both intense repression and dynamic change for lesbians and gay men, he argues that by forging new kinds of family and childrearing relations, gay and lesbian parents have successfully challenged legal and cultural definitions of family as heterosexual. These efforts have paved the way for the contemporary focus on family and domestic rights in lesbian and gay political movements. Included are stories of lesbian mothers and gay fathers in the 1950s, lesbian and gay parental activist networks and custody battles, families struggling with the AIDS epidemic, and children growing up in lesbian feminist communities. He also addresses changes in gay and lesbian parenthood in the 1980s and 1990s brought about by increased awareness of insemination technologies and changes in custody and adoption laws.--Publisher information
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Rivers, Daniel Winunwe
Dewey number
306.874086/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.28.U6
LC item number
R58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay parents
  • Children of gay parents
  • Families
  • Gay rights
Label
Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II, Daniel Winunwe Rivers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in hiding: lesbian and gay parents and their children, 1945-1969 -- The seeds of change: forging lesbian and gay families, 1950-1969 -- In the best interests of the child: lesbian and gay parenting custody cases, 1967-1985 -- Lesbian mother activist organizations, 1971-1980 -- Gay fathers groups, 1975-1992 -- The culture of lesbian feminist households with children in the 1970s -- She does not draw distinctions based on blood or law: the lesbian/gay-baby boom, 1980-2003 -- Epilogue: lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children after Lawrence v. Texas
Control code
ocn811602977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781469607184
Lccn
2013001366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99955224927
  • 40022696576
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811602977
Label
Radical relations : lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children in the United States since World War II, Daniel Winunwe Rivers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Families in hiding: lesbian and gay parents and their children, 1945-1969 -- The seeds of change: forging lesbian and gay families, 1950-1969 -- In the best interests of the child: lesbian and gay parenting custody cases, 1967-1985 -- Lesbian mother activist organizations, 1971-1980 -- Gay fathers groups, 1975-1992 -- The culture of lesbian feminist households with children in the 1970s -- She does not draw distinctions based on blood or law: the lesbian/gay-baby boom, 1980-2003 -- Epilogue: lesbian mothers, gay fathers, and their children after Lawrence v. Texas
Control code
ocn811602977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781469607184
Lccn
2013001366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99955224927
  • 40022696576
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811602977

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