Not the "other" mother : how language constructs lesbian co-parenting relationships

Brown, Rhonda and Perlesz, Amaryll 2007, Not the "other" mother : how language constructs lesbian co-parenting relationships, Journal of GLBT family studies, vol. 3, no. 2/3, pp. 267-308, doi: 10.1300/J461v03n02_10.

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Title Not the "other" mother : how language constructs lesbian co-parenting relationships
Author(s) Brown, RhondaORCID iD for Brown, Rhonda orcid.org/0000-0002-5240-9831
Perlesz, Amaryll
Journal name Journal of GLBT family studies
Volume number 3
Issue number 2/3
Start page 267
End page 308
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-02
ISSN 1550-428X
1550-4298
Keyword(s) lesbian parenting
language
meaning
non biological mothers
non birth mothers
Summary This paper presents findings from recent Australian qualitative research with lesbian co-parents where study participants' fluid narrative identities are  deconstructed in order to better understand how language constructs relationships within private and public domains. Language used to define, describe and give meaning to roles and relationships of lesbian co-parents within social and kinship networks and wider community is explored. Through claiming language and telling their stories lesbian co-parents give meaning to their lives; affirm their identity; and present their relationships as visible and valid.
Notes Available online: 23 Sep 2008
Language eng
DOI 10.1300/J461v03n02_10
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023037

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