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The Resource Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship, Aaron Goodfellow

Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship, Aaron Goodfellow

Label
Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship
Title
Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Goodfellow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An important contribution to the anthropology of gay kinship, ten years in the making. While the topic of gay marriage and families continues to be popular in the media, few scholarly works focus on gay men with children. Based on ten years of fieldwork among gay families living in the rural, suburban, and urban area of the eastern United States, Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship presents a beautifully written and meticulously argued ethnography of gay men and the families they have formed. In a culture that places a premium on biology as the founding event of paternity, Aaron Goodfellow poses the question: Can the signing of legal contracts and the public performances of care replace biological birth as the singular event marking the creation of fathers? Beginning with a comprehensive review of the relevant literature in this field, four chapters--each presenting a particular picture of paternity--explore a range of issues, such as interracial adoption, surrogacy, the importance of physical resemblance in familial relationships, single parenthood, delinquency, and the ways in which the state may come to define the norms of health. The author deftly illustrates how fatherhood for gay men draws on established biological, theological, and legal images of the family often thought oppressive to the emergence of queer forms of social life. Chosen with care and described with great sensitivity, each carefully researched case examines gay fatherhood through life narratives. Painstakingly theorized, Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship contends that gay families are one of the most important areas to which social scientists might turn in order to understand how law, popular culture, and biology are simultaneously made manifest and interrogated in everyday life. By focusing specifically on gay fathers, Goodfellow produces an anthropological account of how paternity, sexuality, and masculinity are leveraged in relations of care between gay fathers and their children"--
  • "Gay Fathers, Their Children and the Making of Kinship' explores the status of fatherhood when paternity can no longer be tied to procreative sex. It addresses how the anxiety associated with securing the paternal relation is assuaged when the biological anchors that commonly assure paternity are not readily available"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodfellow, Aaron
Dewey number
306.874/208664
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.13
LC item number
.G66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay fathers
  • Gay fathers
  • Children of gay parents
  • Parenting
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Children of gay parents
  • Gay fathers
  • Gay fathers
  • Parenting
  • Homosexueller
  • Vaterschaft
  • Verwandtschaft
Label
Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship, Aaron Goodfellow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-178) 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
  • Introduction:
  • Uncanny kinship
  • Sensing kinship
  • Voicing kinship
  • Suffering kinship
  • Inheriting kinship
  • Precarious kinship
Control code
ocn892895171
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780823266043
Lccn
2015002956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823266043
  • (OCoLC)892895171
Label
Gay fathers, their children, and the making of kinship, Aaron Goodfellow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-178) 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
  • Introduction:
  • Uncanny kinship
  • Sensing kinship
  • Voicing kinship
  • Suffering kinship
  • Inheriting kinship
  • Precarious kinship
Control code
ocn892895171
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780823266043
Lccn
2015002956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823266043
  • (OCoLC)892895171

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