Families We Choose

Author: Kath Weston
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780585380902
Release Date: 2005-01-22
Genre: Literary Criticism


Families We Choose

Author: Kath Weston
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231110936
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

This study draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the contemporary manner in which gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship and biology.

Families We Choose

Author: Kath Weston
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002503626
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science

Weston draws upon fieldwork and interviews conducted in the San Francisco Bay area to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Global Families

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412998635
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Political Science

In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.

Social Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay Studies

Author: Peter M. Nardi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136219313
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Social Science

This comprehensive reader brings a social science perspective to an area hitherto dominated by the humanities. Through it, students will be able to follow the story of how sociology has come to engage with gay and lesbian issues from the 1950s to the present, from the earliest research on the underground worlds of gay men to the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Bringing together classic readings and the best work of younger scholars from all parts of the English-speaking world, this reader will be an invaluable resource for courses at undergraduate and graduate level in all areas of the sociology of sexuality and gender. Separate sections cover: * theoretical foundations * identity and community making * institutions and social change * challenges for the future. Each section begins with an introduction giving readers a brief guide to the readings in that section, contextualises them and relates them to one another and the book ends with an afterword by Ken Plummer summing up the present state of play and looking forward to the future.

The Love I Choose to Remember

Author: Jude Marie
Publisher: Heritage Builders
ISBN: 1939011396
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Religion

This book is a step-by-step guide to help families cope after being impacted by the heartache and pain caused by divorce. No matter what kind of divorce we may endure, we must remember to preserve the sense of family for our children and their children. This attitude of preservation will allow the healing that provides the essential peace for our children and ourselves. Vindictive cruelty riddles some divorces. This only serves to crush the spirits of everyone involved, especially the children. The author's purpose in writing this book is to help you look beyond the circumstances of hate and negativity. During this adverse time, we must allow parents and children alike to grow in character. Each individual will learn to forgive, allowing their own healing. This restoration will bring back a sense of value to the family, which although divided, will experience a new sense of oneness in Christ.

Families and how to Survive Them

Author: A. C. Robin Skynner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195204662
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written in an unconventional dialogue form, this book explores the inner workings of the modern family, and the interactions between couples and their children.

It s Not the Stork

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763658632
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.

Queer Families Queer Politics

Author: Mary Bernstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023111690X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

This book addresses the themes of visibility, transgression, and resistance, as well as the intersection between the personal and political in the contexts of relationships, parenthood, and political activism. Giving special attention to families of color, immigrants, and poor families, the authors examine the risks entailed in coming out and the significance of class, race, and sexual and gender identity in this process. Parenting also creates dilemmas of visibility as queer families negotiate malls, schools, and workplaces, as well as the medical, legal, and political institutions that regulate their families.

The Empty Family

Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439195963
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Fiction

A follow-up to the award-winning Brooklyn includes the stories "The Street," in which Pakistani workers in Barcelona pursue a taboo affair; and "Two Women," in which a taciturn Irish set designer confronts repressed emotions while working in her homeland.

White Kids

Author: Margaret A. Hagerman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479803682
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America. White Kids, based on two years of research involving in-depth interviews with white kids and their families, is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how white kids learn about race. In doing so, this book explores questions such as, “How do white kids learn about race when they grow up in families that do not talk openly about race or acknowledge its impact?” and “What about children growing up in families with parents who consider themselves to be ‘anti-racist’?” Featuring the actual voices of young, affluent white kids and what they think about race, racism, inequality, and privilege, White Kids illuminates how white racial socialization is much more dynamic, complex, and varied than previously recognized. It is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. By interviewing kids who are growing up in different racial contexts—from racially segregated to meaningfully integrated and from politically progressive to conservative—this important book documents key differences in the outcomes of white racial socialization across families. And by observing families in their everyday lives, this book explores the extent to which white families, even those with anti-racist intentions, reproduce and reinforce the forms of inequality they say they reject.

There s No Place Like Home Video

Author: James M. Moran
Publisher: Visible Evidence (Hardcover)
ISBN: 0816638004
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts

From its recording of family events to its influence on filmmaking, home video defies easy categorization and demands serious consideration. In There's No Place Like Home Video, James Moran takes on this neglected aspect of popular culture. He offers a history of amateur home video, exploring its technological and ideological predecessors, the development of event videography, and its symbiotic relationship with television and film. He also investigates the broader field of video, taking on the question of medium specificity: the attempt to define its unique identity, to capture what constitutes its pure practice. Rather than look for a grand narrative to define its specificity, Moran places video and home video at the intersections of multiple forms of communication. Book jacket.

The Ones We Choose

Author: Julie Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501184482
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Fiction

Lisa Genova meets 23andMe in this exploration of the genetic and emotional ties that bind, as debut author Julie Clark delivers a compelling read about a young boy desperate to find his place in this world, a mother coming to terms with her own past, and the healing power of forgiveness. The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer—until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives. Paige’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles’s paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up—by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father’s unexpected return—she realizes breakthroughs aren’t only for the lab. But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows. With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.

Sex Preference and Family

Author: David M. Estlund
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195122879
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

The public furor over issues of same sex marriages, gay rights, pornography, and single-parent families has erupted with a passion not seen since the 1960s. This book gathers seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer commentary on sexuality (including sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and the role of pornography in shaping sexuality), on the family (including both same-sex and single-parent families), and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists are all fiercely independent thinkers and offer the reader a range of bold and thought-provoking proposals. Susan Moller Okin argues, for instance, that gender ought to be done away with--that differences in biological sex ought to have "no more social relevance than one's eye color or the length of one's toes"--and she urges that we look to same-sex couples as a model for households and families in a gender-free society. And Cass Sunstein suggests that the Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia (which overthrew the ban on interracial marriages in Virginia) might be a precedent for overturning laws that bar same-sex marriage: just as Loving overturned miscegenation laws because they were at the service of white supremacy, Sunstein shows, the laws against same-sex marriages and homosexuality are at the service of male supremacy, and might also be overturned. Of vital importance to anyone interested in sexuality, homosexuality, gender, feminism, and the family. Sex, Preference, and the Family both clarifies the current debate and points the way toward a less divisive future.