Chapter 20. The Lesbian and Gay Family

  1. Jacqueline Scott,
  2. Judith Treas and
  3. Martin Richards
  1. Jeffrey Weeks,
  2. Brian Heaphy and
  3. Catherine Donovan

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch20

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

How to Cite

Weeks, J., Heaphy, B. and Donovan, C. (2007) The Lesbian and Gay Family, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (eds J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

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Keywords:

  • lesbian family;
  • gay family;
  • social acceptability;
  • friendship ethics;
  • non-heterosexual families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emergence of “Families of Choice”

  • Why “Family”?

  • Doing Family

  • The Friendship Ethic

  • Mutuality

  • Reinventing Intimate Life

  • Everyday Experiments