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.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Not the "other" mother : how language constructs lesbian co-parenting relationships
Author(s) Brown, RhondaORCID iD for Brown, Rhonda
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
Keyword(s) lesbian parenting
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

Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 17 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 22 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 893 Abstract Views, 45 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 10 Feb 2010, 12:11:02 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact