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Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This is a book about unprecedented families—networks of strangers linked by genes, medical technology, and the human desire for affinity and identity. It chronicles the chain of choices that couples ... More


Exploring Embodied Aging and Ageism among Old Lesbians and Gay Men

Kathleen F. Slevin and Christine E. Mowery

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the intersections of bodily changes, ageism, and sexuality among old lesbians and gay men. Although not all lesbians and gay men use the same strategies as they negotiate aging, ... More


Marriage Recitals in High School

Melanie Heath

in One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737125
eISBN:
9780814744901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737125.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the use of state-sponsored marriage initiative curriculum to teach the “essentials” of marriage to students. The marriage movement has focused on bringing marriage education ... More


Michael’s Clan: The Arrival of the Father

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The same-sex couples highlighted in this narrative are members of the “families of choice” cohorts that arose during the 1980s. Although they were establishing a new family form, the mothers in a ... More


Connected Soul Mates: Emotional Ties

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The Soul Mates network is distinctive on two counts. First, it is a large network with over twenty-two children. Second, it represents a turning point in network creation: the initial group formed ... More


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