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Mothering queerly, queering motherhood : resisting monomaternalism in adoptive, lesbian, blended, and polygamous families

Author: Shelley M Park
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bridging the gap between feminist studies of motherhood and queer theory, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that need not be rooted in lesbian or gay sexual identities. Working from an interdisciplinary framework that incorporates feminist philosophy and queer, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, and postcolonial theories, Shelley M. Park offers a powerful  Read more...
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Park, Shelley M., 1961-
Mothering queerly, queering motherhood.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012027591
(OCoLC)801996362
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley M Park
ISBN: 1438447183 9781438447186
OCLC Number: 834604201
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Querying a straight orientation: becoming a mother (twice, differently) --
The adoptive maternal body: queering reproduction --
Queer orphans and their neo-liberal saviors: racialized intimacy in adoption --
Making room for two mothers: queering children's literature --
Queer assemblages: the domestic geography of postmodern families --
Control freaks and queer adolescents: there's no place like home --
Queering familial solidarity: polymaternalism and polygamy.
Responsibility: Shelley M. Park.

Abstract:

"Bridging the gap between feminist studies of motherhood and queer theory, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that need not be rooted in lesbian or gay sexual identities. Working from an interdisciplinary framework that incorporates feminist philosophy and queer, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, and postcolonial theories, Shelley M. Park offers a powerful critique of an ideology she terms monomaternalism. Despite widespread cultural insistence that every child should have one--and only one--"real" mother, many contemporary family constellations do not fit this mandate. Park highlights the negative consequences of this ideology and demonstrates how families created through open adoption, same-sex parenting, divorce, and plural marriage can be sites of resistance. Drawing from personal experiences as both an adoptive and a biological mother and juxtaposing these autobiographical reflections with critical readings of cultural texts representing multi-mother families, Park advocates a new understanding of postmodern families as potentially queer coalitional assemblages held together by a mixture of affection and critical reflection premised on difference."--Publisher's description.

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