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ERIC Number: EJ781768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 65
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Negotiating Lesbian Family Identity via Symbols and Rituals
Suter, Elizabeth A.; Daas, Karen L.; Bergen, Karla Mason
Journal of Family Issues, v29 n1 p26-47 2008
This study reports how lesbian families negotiate their family identities via symbols and rituals. Sixteen couple interviews were conducted with lesbian co-mothers (for a total of 32 participants) who had their children via donor insemination in the contexts of their current same-sex relationships. Interviews were analyzed using grounded theory. Framed by symbolic interactionism, this study reports how these families negotiated affirmation and disconfirmation of their identities when interacting with families of origin, social networks, sperm donors, and community institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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