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Alternative Kinships and Republican Structuralism

Camille Robcis

in The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451294
eISBN:
9780801468407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451294.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines why, starting in the 1980s, many scholars and politicians found it useful to return to the structuralist social contract of Lévi-Strauss and Lacan. Around this time, lawyers, ... More


Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126913
eISBN:
9781400852543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have ... More


Family and Form in Ulysses

Barry McCrea

in In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter makes a queer narratological case for Ulysses on the basis of its vision of the family. Queerness here is not by any means coterminous with homosexuality or sexual deviance, but the ... More


Standing By Their Men: What Promise Keeper and Million Man March Women Wanted

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at why women associated with the Promise Keepers and most black women supported the men’s marches. It shows that both groups of women believed in the folly of radical feminism, the ... More


What Is Wrong with Technology?

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the cultural and moral concerns arising from future regulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and other reproductive technologies, including the potential of ART to ... More


‘Those most intimately concerned’: the strength of chosen family in Elizabeth Gaskell's Gothic short fiction

Ardel Haefele-Thomas

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Ardel Haefele-Thomas in Chapter 2 analyses Elizabeth Gaskell’s pioneering of alternative family ties in her short Gothic fictional texts. Gaskell utilizes the Gothic genre to explore and provide ... More


9 What Is Wrong with Technology?

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the cultural and moral concerns arising from future regulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and other reproductive technologies, including the potential of ART to ... More


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


The 7008 Builders: We Are Family

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/9780190888275.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces the members of the 7008er network at the occasion of a significant gathering, when seven families with children born from the same sperm donor come together at a hotel in the ... More


The Social Capitalists: Joining the Preschoolers Group

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/9780190888275.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The parents in the Social Capitalist network introduce a set of new ideas about the meaning of relationships with donor siblings. Rather than trying to squeeze themselves into any preexisting model ... More


The Tourists: Just Related Strangers

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/9780190888275.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

The members of the Tourists are not really sure what they are looking for when they connect with other people to whom they are connected by reliance on the same sperm donor. The mere existence of ... More


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