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Stacey, Judith
Unhitched : love, marriage, and family values from West Hollywood to western China / Judith Stacey
Alternate Title Love, marriage, and family values from West Hollywood to western China
New York : New York University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ75.27 .S73 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Gay parents -- Case studies
Same-sex marriage -- Case studies
Marriage -- Case studies
Families -- Case studies
Physical Description xi, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-259) and index
Contents Tolstoy was wrong -- Love, sex, and kinship in Gay El Lay -- Gay parenthood and the end of paternity as we knew it -- A South African slant on the slippery slope -- Paradoxes of polygamy and modernity -- Unhitching the horse from the carriage : love without marriage among the Mosuo -- Conclusion: forsaking no others -- Appendix. A Co-parenting Agreement
Summary Discusses both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage, describes diverse families from California, South Africa, and China, and examines twenty-first-century interpretations on polygamy and the benefits it poses to women and children, the rejection of marriage in multigenerational households among the Mosuo people of southwest China, and related topics
Series NYU series in social and cultural analysis

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