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Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002

Clarke, Victoria

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Dr Victoria Clarke Victoria.Clarke@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Qualitative & Critical Psychology



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This paper reviews the feminist literature on lesbian parenting published between 1972 and 2002. The paper provides a conventional survey of the themes and topics that inform the literature, as well as exploring – from a lesbian feminist perspective - what the literature reveals about the social/political history of lesbian parenting. Central themes include child custody and the politics of parenting as a lesbian: whether it constitutes a radical rebellion against patriarchy or a retrograde collusion with compulsory motherhood. The paper concludes by exploring how lesbian feminist writing on parenting has prioritised politics.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Deposit Date Nov 23, 2010
Publicly Available Date Aug 20, 2016
Journal Psychology of Women Section Review
Print ISSN 1466-3724
Publisher The British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 11-23
Keywords lesbian parenting
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1054385
Publisher URL http://www.bps.org.uk/pows/pows_home.cfm
Contract Date Aug 20, 2016

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