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Author Lewin, Ellen.

Title Lesbian mothers : accounts of gender in American culture / Ellen Lewin.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 233 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Anthropology of contemporary issues
Anthropology of contemporary issues.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- 1. Looking For Lesbian Motherhood -- 2. Becoming s Lesbian Mother -- 3."This Wonderful Decision" -- 4. Ties that Endure -- 5. "This Permanent Roommate" -- 6. Friends and Lovers -- 7. Life with Father -- 8. Lady Madonna in Court -- 9. Natural Achievements: Lesbian Mothers in American Culture -- Appendix -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index -- Anthropology of Contemporary Issues / Sanjek, Roger
Summary Within a society that long considered "lesbian motherhood" a contradiction in terms, what were the experiences of lesbian mothers at the end of the twentieth century? In this illuminating book, lesbian mothers tell their stories of how they became mothers; how they see their relationships with their children, relatives, lovers, and friends and with their children's fathers and sperm donors; how they manage child-care arrangements and financial difficulties; and how they deal with threats to custody. Ellen Lewin's unprecedented research on lesbian mothers in the San Francisco area captured a vivid portrait of the moment before gay and lesbian parenting moved into the mainstream of U.S. culture. Drawing on interviews with 135 women, Lewin provided her readers with a new understanding of the attitudes of individual women, the choices they made, and the texture of their daily lives.
Subject Lesbian mothers -- United States.
Single mothers -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Lesbian mothers. (OCoLC)fst00996491
Single mothers. (OCoLC)fst01119370
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lewin, Ellen. Lesbian mothers. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993 (DLC) 92054977 (OCoLC)27035320
ISBN 9781501720031 (electronic bk.)
1501720031 (electronic bk.)
0801428572 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780801428579 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080148099X (paper ; alk. paper)
9780801480997 (paper ; alk. paper)

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