Families-- Beyond the Nuclear Ideal

Families-- Beyond the Nuclear Ideal

eBook - 2012
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"This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies. That children should be conceived naturally, born to and raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other, genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal: polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay and lesbian couples, as well as families created through current and prospective modes of assisted human reproduction such as surrogate motherhood, donor insemination, and reproductive cloning."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781780930138
1780930135
9781780930121
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9781780930138
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9781780930107
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Additional Contributors: Cutas, Daniela
Chan, Sarah

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