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No Place Like Home Relationships and Family Life among Lesbians and Gay Men

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ISBN-10: 0226094863

ISBN-13: 9780226094861

Edition: 2002

Authors: Christopher Carrington

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Based on interviews and field evidence, this portrait of lesbian and gay relationships seeks to capture the experiences of creating and maintaining a home and a chosen family.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 285
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Vantage Points: Situating Myself
Vantage Points: Intellectual Traditions and the Study of Domesticity
Caring and Domesticity among Lesbigay Families
The Work and Family Lives of Lesbigay People
Equality, Egalitarianism, and Fairness
The Organization and Method of the Study
The Participants
Characteristics of the Participants
Domestic Diversity
Overview
Feeding Lesbigay Families
The Character of Feeding Work
Feeding Work and the Creation of Gender, Class, Ethnic, and Family Identities
Housework in Lesbigay Families
The Character of Housework
Managing and Envisioning Housework
Variations in Housework among Lesbigay Households
Housework and the Social Production of Lesbigay Family
Kin Work among Lesbigay Families
Kith as Family
The Lesbigay Family Kin Keepers
Variations in Kin Work Patterns
Kin Work and the Creation of Family
Consumption Work in Lesbigay Families
The Character of Consumption Work
Variations in Consumption Work
Sustaining Lesbigay Families through Consumption Work
The Division of Domestic Labor in Lesbigay Families
The Egalitarian Myth
The Egalitarian Pattern
The Specialization Pattern
Pragmatic Choices and the Sense of Fairness
Conclusion: Domesticity and the Political Economy of Lesbigay Families
Family Aspirations
The Political Economy of Constructing Family
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Gender and Domesticity
Devalued and Invisible: Lesbigay Domesticity
Marriage and Lesbigay Domesticity: Who Will Be Bound by the Ties That Bind?
What Do Lesbigay Families Need to Prosper?
Interview Guide
Sample Characteristics
Notes
References
Index