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The Resource Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States, Katrina Kimport

Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States, Katrina Kimport

Label
Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States
Title
Queering marriage
Title remainder
challenging family formation in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Katrina Kimport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over four thousand gay and lesbian couples married in the city of San Francisco in 2004. The first large-scale occurrence of legal same-sex marriage, these unions galvanized a movement and reignited the debate about whether same-sex marriage, as some hope, challenges heterosexual privilege or, as others fear, preserves that privilege by assimilating queer couples. In Queering Marriage, Katrina Kimport uses in-depth interviews with participants in the San Francisco weddings to argue that same-sex marriage cannot be understood as simply entrenching or contesting heterosexual privilege. Instead, she contends, these new legally sanctioned relationships can both reinforce as well as disrupt the association of marriage and heterosexuality. During her deeply personal conversations with same-sex spouses, Kimport learned that the majority of respondents did characterize their marriages as an opportunity to contest heterosexual privilege. Yet, in a seeming contradiction, nearly as many also cited their desire for access to the normative benefits of matrimony, including social recognition and legal rights. Kimport's research revealed that the pattern of ascribing meaning to marriage varied by parenthood status and, in turn, by gender. Lesbian parents were more likely to embrace normative meanings for their unions; those who are not parents were more likely to define their relationships as attempts to contest dominant understandings of marriage. By posing the question--can queers "queer" marriage?--Kimport provides a nuanced, accessible, and theoretically grounded framework for understanding the powerful effect of heterosexual expectations on both sexual and social categories."--Publisher information
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Kimport, Katrina
Dewey number
306.84/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1034.U5
LC item number
K56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Families in focus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay rights
  • Gay rights
  • Gay rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • California
  • United States
  • Familie
  • Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
  • Kalifornien
Label
Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States, Katrina Kimport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) 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
The winter of love -- Marrying for the movement -- Marrying for rights -- Marrying for love -- Gender and parenthood -- The persistent power of marriage -- Exposing heteronormativity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn836261404
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813562223
Lccn
2013010364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40022998430
  • 40022992317
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813562216
  • (OCoLC)836261404
Label
Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States, Katrina Kimport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) 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
The winter of love -- Marrying for the movement -- Marrying for rights -- Marrying for love -- Gender and parenthood -- The persistent power of marriage -- Exposing heteronormativity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn836261404
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813562223
Lccn
2013010364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40022998430
  • 40022992317
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813562216
  • (OCoLC)836261404

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