Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002

Clarke, V. (2005) Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7 (2). pp. 11-23. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11720

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This paper reviews the feminist literature on lesbian parenting published between 1972 and 2002. The paper provides a conventional survey of the themes and topics that inform the literature, as well as exploring – from a lesbian feminist perspective - what the literature reveals about the social/political history of lesbian parenting. Central themes include child custody and the politics of parenting as a lesbian: whether it constitutes a radical rebellion against patriarchy or a retrograde collusion with compulsory motherhood. The paper concludes by exploring how lesbian feminist writing on parenting has prioritised politics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lesbian parenting
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:11720
Deposited By: Dr V. Clarke
Deposited On:23 Nov 2010 09:39
Last Modified:06 Oct 2016 18:12

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