Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China
NYU Press, 2011/01/01 - 275 ページ
A leading expert on the family, Judith Stacey is known for her provocative research on mainstream issues. Finding herself impatient with increasingly calcified positions taken in the interminable wars over same-sex marriage, divorce, fatherlessness, marital fidelity, and the like, she struck out to profile unfamiliar cultures of contemporary love, marriage, and family values from around the world.
Built on bracing original research that spans gay men's intimacies and parenting in this country to plural and non-marital forms of family in South Africa and China, Unhitched decouples the taken for granted relationships between love, marriage, and parenthood. Countering the one-size-fits-all vision of family values, Stacey offers readers a lively, in-person introduction to these less familiar varieties of intimacy and family and to the social, political, and economic conditions that buttress and batter them.
Through compelling stories of real families navigating inescapable personal and political trade-offs between desire and domesticity, the book undermines popular convictions about family, gender, and sexuality held on the left, right, and center. Taking on prejudices of both conservatives and feminists, Unhitched poses a powerful empirical challenge to the belief that the nuclear family--whether straight or gay--is the single, best way to meet our needs for intimacy and care. Stacey calls on citizens and policy-makers to make their peace with the fact that family diversity is here to stay.
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Review: Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western Chinaユーザー レビュー - Mills College Library - Goodreads
306.8109 S7756 2011 レビュー全文を読む
Review: Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western Chinaユーザー レビュー - Margaret Heller - Goodreads
Great read. Describes several case studies of different groups--gay dads in Hollywood, polygamous families in South Africa, and matriarchal families without marriage or a real concept of fatherhood in ... レビュー全文を読む
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