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

journal contribution
posted on 2007-02-01, 00:00 authored by Rhonda BrownRhonda Brown, A Perlesz
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.

History

Journal

Journal of GLBT family studies

Volume

3

Pagination

267-308

Location

London, England

ISSN

1550-428X

eISSN

1550-4298

Language

eng

Notes

Available online: 23 Sep 2008

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Taylor & Francis

Issue

2/3

Publisher

Routledge