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Just a piece of paper? A qualitative exploration of same-sex couples’ multiple conceptions of civil partnership and marriage (2006)
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Clarke, V., Burgoyne, C., & Burns, M. (2006). Just a piece of paper? A qualitative exploration of same-sex couples’ multiple conceptions of civil partnership and marriage

This paper explores 22 same-sex couples’ views on civil partnership and marriage. The data are drawn from the qualitative phase of a larger study of money management and relational practices in same-sex relationships. Twenty-seven participants indi... Read More about Just a piece of paper? A qualitative exploration of same-sex couples’ multiple conceptions of civil partnership and marriage.

'We're not living on planet lesbian': Constructions of male role models in debates about lesbian families (2005)
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Clarke, V., & Kitzinger, C. (2005). 'We're not living on planet lesbian': Constructions of male role models in debates about lesbian families. Sexualities, 8(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460705050851

The notion that children (especially boys) need male role models has been used in the past to attack lesbian parents in custody cases, and more recently in debates about donor insemination, adoption and fostering. We are interested in how lesbian par... Read More about 'We're not living on planet lesbian': Constructions of male role models in debates about lesbian families.

‘We’re all very liberal in our views’: students’ talk about lesbian and gay parenting (2005)
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Clarke, V. (2005). ‘We’re all very liberal in our views’: students’ talk about lesbian and gay parenting

Mapping the contours of homophobia and heterosexism is a key concern for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) psychology. In this paper, I present a discursive analysis of the construction of heterosexism in student focus group discussions about l... Read More about ‘We’re all very liberal in our views’: students’ talk about lesbian and gay parenting.

Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002 (2005)
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Clarke, V. (2005). Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7(2), 11-23

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... Read More about Feminist perspectives on lesbian parenting: a review of the literature 1972-2002.

For love or money? Comparing lesbian and gay, and heterosexual relationships (2005)
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Clarke, V., Burgoyne, C., & Burns, M. (2005). For love or money? Comparing lesbian and gay, and heterosexual relationships

VICTORIA CLARKE, CAROLE BURGOYNE and MAREE BURNS with the latest contribution to the Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’. MR Smith arrives home after a long day at the office – ‘Hi, honey, I’m home.’ Mrs Smith greets him with a peck on the cheek, his... Read More about For love or money? Comparing lesbian and gay, and heterosexual relationships.

LGBT psychology and feminist psychology: bridging the divide (2005)
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Clarke, V., & Peel, E. (2005). LGBT psychology and feminist psychology: bridging the divide. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7(2), 4-10

In this paper, we outline some of the similarities and differences between lesbian and gay psychology (more recently known as LGBT psychology) and feminist psychology. Both fields developed in response to the oppressive practices of psychology; howev... Read More about LGBT psychology and feminist psychology: bridging the divide.

Special Issue on 'Sexualities' (2005)
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Clarke, V., & Peel, E. (2005). Special Issue on 'Sexualities'. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7(2),

In this paper, we outline some of the similarities and differences between lesbian and gay psychology (more recently known as LGBT psychology) and feminist psychology. Both fields developed in response to the oppressive practices of psychology; howev... Read More about Special Issue on 'Sexualities'.

'Kids are just cruel anyway': Lesbian and gay parents' talk about homophobic bullying (2004)
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Clarke, V., Kitzinger, C., & Potter, J. (2004). 'Kids are just cruel anyway': Lesbian and gay parents' talk about homophobic bullying. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43(4), 531-550. https://doi.org/10.1348/0144666042565362

Psychologists recognize homophobic bullying as a serious problem for young lesbians and gay men; however, when it comes to children in lesbian and gay households the issue is not so clear cut Some psychologists sympathetic to lesbian and gay parentin... Read More about 'Kids are just cruel anyway': Lesbian and gay parents' talk about homophobic bullying.

'For Better or Worse?' Lesbian and Gay Marriage (2004)
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Clarke, V., & Finlay, S. J. (2004). 'For Better or Worse?' Lesbian and Gay Marriage. Feminism and Psychology, 14(1), 17-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353504040297

This special feature takes forward the debate on lesbian and gay marriage by providing an explicitly feminist forum for the discussion and by grounding the contributions both in personal experience and in political reality. The contributions range f... Read More about 'For Better or Worse?' Lesbian and Gay Marriage.

Lesbian and gay parents on talk shows: resistance or collusion in heterosexism? (2004)
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Clarke, V., & Kitzinger, C. (2004). Lesbian and gay parents on talk shows: resistance or collusion in heterosexism?. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1(3), 195-217. https://doi.org/10.1191/1478088704qp014oa

In this paper we explore popular television talk show debates about lesbian and gay parents. We show that the heterosexist framing of these debates compels lesbian and gay parents and their supporters to produce defensive and apologetic arguments tha... Read More about Lesbian and gay parents on talk shows: resistance or collusion in heterosexism?.

Lesbian and gay marriage: Transformation or normalisation? (2003)
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Clarke, V. (2003). Lesbian and gay marriage: Transformation or normalisation?. Feminism and Psychology, 13(4), 519-529. https://doi.org/10.1177/09593535030134016

Although there are still a number of vocal anti-marriage critics (e.g. Robson, 1998; Warner, 1999), most lesbians and gay men writing about marriage support the extension of marriage rights. It is hardly surprising, then, that the three books I revi... Read More about Lesbian and gay marriage: Transformation or normalisation?.

'Marriage' Special Issues (2003)
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Finlay, S. J., Clarke, V., & Wilkinson, S. (2003). 'Marriage' Special Issues. Feminism and Psychology, 13(4), 411-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/09593535030134001

This is the first of two special issues of Feminism & Psychology focusing on marriage. Significant portions of the special issues are two special features (edited by Sara-Jane Finlay and Victoria Clarke) that consider the personal and political exper... Read More about 'Marriage' Special Issues.

'A Marriage of Inconvenience?' Feminist Perspectives on Marriage (2003)
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Finlay, S. J., & Clarke, V. (2003). 'A Marriage of Inconvenience?' Feminist Perspectives on Marriage. Feminism and Psychology, 13(4), 415-420. https://doi.org/10.1177/09593535030134002

A key aim of this special feature is to broaden feminist discussions of marriage by bringing the personal (and political) perspectives and experiences of heterosexual feminists (and their male partners) to the debate. This special feature consists o... Read More about 'A Marriage of Inconvenience?' Feminist Perspectives on Marriage.