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Locating lesbian parent families

Gabb, Jacqui (2005). Locating lesbian parent families. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 12(4) pp. 419–432.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09663690500356768
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Abstract

Although there is some research on lesbian sexuality and space I contend that such analyses do not account for the ways in which lesbian parent families' actions and subjectivities are structured through the time–space nexus. The particularities of mothers' management of their maternal–sexual identities remain uncharted. In this article I interrogate how lesbian parent families negotiate everyday places, such as the street and schools and how they inhabit and produce space. I address their dis-location within academic studies, situating the home as critical in lesbian parents' consolidation of self. Home represents one of the few places where the sexual and maternal identities of lesbian parents may be reconciled. I suggest that the multiple identifications and subject positions of lesbian mothers and their families need to be acknowledged so that they may be included within the queer cartography of lesbian and gay space. The data cited in this article come from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 18 lesbian mothers and 13 of their children, who live across the Yorkshire region in the United Kingdom. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0966-369X
Extra Information: Title in Spanish: Localizando las familias de padres Lesbianas.===Reprinted in C. Weidmer and S. Hardy (eds.), Motherhood and Space. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2006)
Keywords: family; gay parents; identity (psychology); lesbian mothers; lesbianism; sex
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 4136
Depositing User: Users 6043 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4136
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