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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” ...
Chapter 4: Queering “the Family”
Queering “the Family”
queer\‘kwir\adj [origin unknown] (1508). 1. a: differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal b: (1) ECCENTRIC UNCONVENTIONAL (2) mildly insane, TOUCHED c: absorbed or interested to an extreme or unreasonable degree: OBSESSED d: sexually deviate: HOMOSEXUAL ∼ usu. used disparagingly. 2. a: WORTHLESS COUNTERFEIT < ∼ money> b: QUESTIONABLE SUSPICIOUS 3. not quite well. syn see STRANGE—queerish adj—queerly adv queerness n.
queer transitive verb (circa 1812). 1. to spoil the effect or success of <queer one's plans> 2. to put or get into an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation.
Queer theory makes the familial strange. It unmasks the social practices that construct “normality” and leads us to question the values embedded in ...