Lesbian Motherhood: Stories of Becoming

Lesbian Motherhood: Stories of Becoming

This book offers insightful, powerful information that is indispensable to GLBT scholars, social theorists, and lesbian mothers.

Author: Amy Hequembourg Source: Routledge: A Part of the Taylor & Francis Group Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2007 Publication City: New York, NY Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2009-05-01

A unique practical application of poststructuralist theory to lesbian mothers’ narratives, Lesbian Motherhood: Stories of Becoming analyzes the personal stories of 40 lesbian mothers to discover the complex ways their sense of self is constructed in the current legal, political, and social climate. These intimate narratives are examined by using Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s conceptual framework to understand subjectivities by focusing on the many flexible lines of movement that constitute subjectivities, or ‘becomings.’ This unique source reveals deep insight into a lesbian’s construction of self through her stories about her own sexuality, parenting, and other experiences in becoming a mother.

202 pages
$39.95
ISBN: 978-1-56023-687-0