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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Doing Feminist Research on Gay Men in Cyberspace
Doing feminist research on gay men in cyberspace

American families are embedded in a world of ever-changing technology (Pew, 2007). This technology can enhance family relationships through its potential for increased connection and daily interactions (e.g., e-mail, text messaging). The darker side of this same technology is that it can draw time away from family interactions by increasing the ease with which individuals are connected to their work lives and responsibilities (Boswell & Olson-Buchanan, 2007). As scholars, we see technology as a new research medium and source of connection to potential research participants, especially those marginalized individuals (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT]) less likely to participate via traditional methods. Accordingly, we refer to this use of ...

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