The Resource Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women, Mignon R. Moore

Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women, Mignon R. Moore

Label
Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women
Title
Invisible families
Title remainder
gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women
Statement of responsibility
Mignon R. Moore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mignon R. Moore brings to light the family life of a group that has been largely invisible--gay women of color--in a book that challenges long-standing ideas about racial identity, family formation, and motherhood. Drawing from interviews and surveys of one hundred black gay women in New York City, Invisible Families explores the ways that race and class have influenced how these women understand their sexual orientation, find partners, and form families. In particular, the study looks at the ways in which the past experiences of women who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s shape their thinking, and have structured their lives in communities that are not always accepting of their openly gay status. Overturning generalizations about lesbian families derived largely from research focused on white, middle-class feminists, Invisible Families reveals experiences within black American and Caribbean communities as it asks how people with multiple stigmatized identities imagine and construct an individual and collective sense of self"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Mignon R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.6.U5
LC item number
M66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American lesbians
  • African American lesbians
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay rights
  • Puerto Rican lesbians
  • African American lesbians
  • African American lesbians
  • Gay rights
  • Puerto Rican lesbians
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Lesbierin
  • Identität
  • Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
  • Mutter
  • Homosexualität
  • Recht
  • Homosexuelles Paar
  • Eltern
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • United States
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women, Mignon R. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: two sides of the same coin : revising analyses of lesbian sexuality and family formation through the study of Black women -- Coming into the life : entrance into gay sexuality for Black women -- Gender presentation in Black lesbian communities -- Marginalized social identities : self-understandings and group membership -- Lesbian motherhood and discourses of respectability -- Family life and gendered relations between women -- Openly gay families and the negotiation of Black community and religious life -- Conclusion : intersections, extensions, and implications
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780520269521
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6825237
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714725902
  • (OCoLC)ocn714725902
Label
Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women, Mignon R. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: two sides of the same coin : revising analyses of lesbian sexuality and family formation through the study of Black women -- Coming into the life : entrance into gay sexuality for Black women -- Gender presentation in Black lesbian communities -- Marginalized social identities : self-understandings and group membership -- Lesbian motherhood and discourses of respectability -- Family life and gendered relations between women -- Openly gay families and the negotiation of Black community and religious life -- Conclusion : intersections, extensions, and implications
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780520269521
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6825237
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714725902
  • (OCoLC)ocn714725902

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