Lesbian Motherhood in Europe
- List Price: $21.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
- Publish date: 05/01/1997
This important new book is both a narrative account and a comprehensive reference source about lesbian parenting in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Inspirational stories from women across Europe demonstrate that shifting social, political and religious boundaries have facilitated a new visibility and openness for lesbian mothers. Changing public attitudes are explored in relation to the social, political and economic realities which largely mitigate against lesbian insemination parenting, fostering and adoption. Even in those countries where acceptance of lesbian and gay lifestyles has resulted in legal protection, such as anti-discrimination legislation and the right to register same-sex partnerships, the domain of the family remains reserved exclusively for heterosexuals.
The women interviewed discuss how to conceive a child; the effects of children on lesbian relationships; lesbian identity versus motherhood; attitudes of friends, family and colleagues; relationships with the father; role models; and lesbian motherhood as a political act.
Profiles of the 28 countries provide information about the political, social and economic climates as well as current details of legislation affecting lesbian access to donor insemination, adoption and fostering, child and family benefits, support groups and networks, and indicators for future change.
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Ships within 24 hours from US or UK warehouse but NO EXPEDITED ORDERS. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping.